United secured their second consecutive away victory in the Premier League by getting the better of the Hornets. Romelu Lukaku stepped up to provide a breakthrough as he pushed Ashley Young’s cross in the net. Chris Smalling then doubled the lead with a brilliant volley to kill the game.
Andre Gray offered some hope by putting one back but the Red Devils hold their nerves to deny the home side from inflicting further damage. Watford kept the ball rolling in the second half but failed to find the desired equalizer.
Carrick who is now a assistant to Jose Mourinho hailed his side following their win over Javi Gracia’s side. The lads showed great character. There were a few tired legs out there towards the end. You know what to expect coming here, and they’ve had a great start to the season. They’re a good team.
The front two cause you a lot of problems when the ball gets played into them, and they have runners off them and it is difficult to play against. I thought first half we played some good football at times, and created chances and obviously got the goals. Paul’s one would have been a great goal to send us in right at half-time – it was a great save from Ben [Foster]. And then we knew what to expect second half; it wasn’t going to be a relaxing affair. They were going to come at us – they had to. In the end, we saw it through.”