Solskjaer - Manchester United 'almost in driving seat' to finish top four

Solskjaer - Manchester United 'almost in driving seat' to finish top four

Solskjaer - Manchester United 'almost in driving seat' to finish top four

Manchester United started to get hold of the game and they took the lead in the 28th minute through Marcus Rashford.

"We've not been able to train them that much, so it's one of those first games after an global break that you look forward to but know there might be a potential banana skin, because Watford are a good side".

"(In the) first 20 minutes we started so slow and sloppy and you could see we've had players out with injury and the global break.

"We had to because they were dominant but Chris (Smalling) and Jonah (Phil Jones) especially were fantastic, (they) kept us in it". "First half, there were times we weren't at our best, but second half - I'll speak the truth: we were very bad".

United had to withstand plenty of pressure from Watford before Rashford struck on the break, Martial sealing the points after the break following more Watford pressure.

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Abdoulaye Doucoure halved the deficit for Watford in the final minute of normal time when he walked through the Manchester United defence to produce a good finish past De Gea. The United manager made four alterations from the poor FA Cup loss at Wolves before the worldwide break. "We went to Arsenal, played really well and lost, and then we had the chance to get to the semifinal".

Solskjaer led United to 10 wins from his 13 Premier League games as caretaker manager, losing only once, elevating the club into the race for Champions League football.

Manchester United were poor in the first half, showing signs of their lacklustre performances from earlier in the season. The United boss said it did not feel any different walking into the ground as full-time boss, but the pre-match reception showed how much the news meant to the Old Trafford faithful. Ultimately, though, I don't know many sporting directors who make the final decision on players. At this stage of the season, you have to play your strongest XI every game. Although, having seen on social media him going through recovery work overseas, I am not certain his match sharp.

Foster made an excellent save to keep it 1-0 when a loose ball fell to Martial, and then Rashford got around Foster on the far edge of the area but could not find a teammate. We had 50-50 possession at home, you are a bit disappointed with that.

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