4 Things We Learned From Man Utd's Slender 2-1 Victory Over Watford on Saturday

Manchester United continued their recent steady form as they edged out Watford 2-1 on Saturday, taking them up to eighth in the Premier League.


The Red Devils ended the Hornet's perfect start but remain three points behind the Hertfordshire side.


Following the 2-1 win for Jose Mourinho's side, here are four things we learned from the exciting encounter.

1. Romelu Lukaku Is Bang on Form

Before the international break, Romelu Lukaku scored twice in a routine win against Burnley. During the international break, Lukaku scored three goals for Belgium. After the international break, Lukaku scored against Watford.


All in all, it's been a great few weeks for the former Everton striker, and any grand ambitions United have for success this season will surely rest on his shoulders.

2. Watford Are a Tough Nut to Crack

Their perfect start to the season was bound to come to an end at some point, but Watford still proved on Saturday's loss that they'll be tricky opponents for any team.


With smart defenders like Christian Kabasele, hardworking midfielders like Abdoulaye Doucouré and aggressive forwards like Troy Deeney, the Hornets have plenty of components to their team to make them nasty opponents.

3. Fellaini & Pogba Are a Brilliant Midfield Duo

It may be somewhat unfashionable to say, but Marouane Fellaini was pretty darn good against Watford. He set up a goal and his height came into play when United were under pressure late on.


On his 100th appearance for the Red Devils, Paul Pogba played with confidence and could have scored if not for the brilliant glove work of Hornets stopper Ben Foster. Even with Nemanja Matić being sent off, breaking United down was a real tough ask for the home side, and was one of the major reasons why Mourinho's side escaped with three points.

4. Watford Probably Aren't the New Leicester

This isn't a dig at Watford, but more at those who dug out statistical comparisons between the current batch of Hornets and the 2015/16 Premier League winners Leicester.


After such a strong start Watford should be targeting a Europa League qualification spot, but anything more than that is pure fantasy.