Midfielder nets winner for Manchester United against Watford

Manchester United defeated Watford away to take all three points in the Saturday EPL fixture

Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after Manchester United's winner

Manchester United took all three points in their trip to Watford in Saturday, November 21 lunch time fixture.

With captain Wayne Rooney and forward Anthony Martial mising because of an injury, Jesse Lingard was United's most dangerous player causing problems for the Watford defence with his pace.

United dominated proceedings in the opening ten minutes and got their opener through Memphis Depay in the 11th minute.

The Manchester United No 7 volleyed a pinpoint cross from Ander Herrera' to score.

Louis van Gaal's list of injured players increased as Herrera limped off with a suspected hamstring injury in the 25th minute to be replaced by Marcos Rojo.

Morgan Schneiderlin went close to scoring United's second in the 27th minute, sending a fierce angled volley narrowly over Heurelho Gomes' cross-bar.

Despite United's dominance they could not extend their lead before the end of first half.

Watford came back in the second half with more purpose was captain Troy Deeney forced David de Gea into a save in the 55th minute.

Odion Ighlo's close range effort was blocked by Schneiderlin as Watford kept looking for the equaliser.

They found it in the 87th minute through a penalty which was given after Rojo kicked out at Ighalo in the box.

Deeney who converted th penalty to level for Watford was the villian as he turned a Bastian Schweinsteiger cross into his own net to hand Manchester United the winner.

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