Watford 4-1 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sinks below rock bottom

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Watford 4-1 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sinks below rock bottom
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Manchester United hit perhaps their lowest point under the stewardship of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Saturday afternoon.

While the manner of their performances against Liverpool and Manchester City were concerning, they do at least represent two of the best sides in Europe.

Watford, however, are not.

The visitors were punished for a ragged first-half display with Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr on target for the hosts for whom Sarr also had a penalty saved by David De Gea, who then kept out Sarr’s retake after VAR ruled a player was in the area.

Substitute Donny van de Beek inspired a revival after the break and halved the deficit in the 50th minute but United’s day was summed up when defender Harry Maguire was sent off for a clumsy tackle with 20 minutes remaining.

Watford made absolutely sure of a crucial win with a grandstand finish as stoppage-time goals by substitute Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis sparked noisy celebrations from the Vicarage Road faithful.

It was a dreadful capitulation by United who face a crucial week with a Champions League tie against Villarreal before a trip to table-topping Chelsea next weekend.

They are in seventh place with 17 points, 12 behind Chelsea, while 16th placed Watford have 13 points from 12 games.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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