Watford, UK: Watford piled on a wretchedness for Jose Mourinho as Manchester United crashed to a third unbroken better in an annoying 3-1 detriment during Vicarage Road on Sunday.
Mourinho’s side were rocked by Etienne Capoue’s initial half opener and, nonetheless Marcus Rashford equalised after a break, United capitulated in a shutting stages.
Juan Camilo Zuniga easy Watford’s lead with 7 mins left before Troy Deeney’s chastisement cursed Mourinho to a third uninterrupted better for a initial time given he was in assign during Porto in 2002.
It was a initial time United had mislaid 3 in a quarrel given a unlamented Louis outpost Gaal presided over 4 unbroken defeats in Dec final year.
Adding to a violation for United, it was their initial detriment in 30 years opposite Watford, who finished a run of 11 unbroken defeats opposite a Manchester giants.
United are already lagging 6 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, and a feelgood cause following a 3 wins that noted a start of a Mourinho epoch has been totally erased.
After losing to City, Feyenoord in a Europa League and now Watford over a final week, a distance of a charge confronting Mourinho as he rebuilds United has been laid bare.
“I feel a initial impulse we had a defeat, a formidable situation, some of a boys are carrying a bit of problem coping with a negativity,” Mourinho said.
They looked out of sync from a impulse United goalkeeper David de Gea collided with Chris Smalling as they done a crush of traffic with Sebastian Prodl’s soaring cross.
When de Gea forsaken a round true to Odion Ighalo a idea seemed certain, though a Watford striker dismissed hurriedly far-reaching of a defenceless net from a corner of a chastisement area.
It was a intolerable miss, though even that shun couldn’t shake United from their dawdling and de Gea had to chuck himself to his left to scratch divided a goalbound header from Deeney moments later.
Paul Pogba has struggled to live adult his universe record price given fasten United and, amid another temperate display, a French midfielder gave a remarkable glance of his ability when he fast shifted a round to set himself for a curling 25-yard strike that left Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes secure to a mark as it cannoned off a crossbar.
But Watford’s relentlessly earthy proceed was wearing United down and Anthony Martial indispensable several mins diagnosis after being pole-axed by a strife of heads with Daryl Janmaat.
Martial eventually got to his feet, but still seemed intoxicated when he done a deadly mistake in a 34th minute.
Dwelling too prolonged on a round low inside his possess half, Martial was held in possession by Miguel Britos and, with United’s counterclaim totally exposed, Janmaat had time and space to collect out a unmarked Capoue, who drilled a clinical finish past de Gea.
As Watford celebrated, Mourinho questioned either Martial had been fouled and a winger lay prosaic on a territory before being substituted.
That outrageous exit encapsulated a forgettable half for United, though they equalised with a singular satirical conflict in a 62nd minute.
Rashford played a one-two with Ibrahimovic and pennyless into a chastisement area, where he showed his rapacious instincts by unconditional home from close-range after a Swede’s cranky deflected into his trail off Valon Behrami.
But United never looked convincing and they crumbled during a behind in a 83rd notation as Zuniga scored with his initial hold reduction than a notation after entrance on.
Roberto Pereyra was violent when he raced onto Nordin Amrabat’s pass into a United chastisement area and he cut a round behind to Colombia defender Zuniga, who lashed a excellent strike past de Gea to leave Mourinho ashen-faced.
There was even worse to come for Mourinho in stoppage-time when Marouane Fellaini tripped Zuniga in a area and Deeney stepped adult to pound home a spot-kick.