Watford football club humiliated Manchester United 4-1 at the Vicarage Road on Saturday, November 20, to pile up more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The humiliating defeat came weeks after Liverpool humbled Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford and weeks after Manchester City humbled the Red Devils 2-0 at Old Trafford.
With the 4-1 defeat at the hands of Watford, earlier today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his boys have now suffered four defeats and a draw in their last six Premier League games.
Ahead of today’s league game against Watford, Solskjaer told reporters that his team would use the league game to respond to the criticism against the team.
However, it was Watford that used the game to bounce back from their poor run of form. The hosts started showing how much they wanted to win the game by scoring as early as the 28th minute, thanks to Joshua King’s strike.
Afterward, Manchester United was able to stop Watford from scoring more goals until the 44th minute when Ismaïla Sarr doubled Watford’s lead.
In the 50th minute, Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek got one goal back and it was looking like Manchester United would turn the table around until the 69th minute when the club’s captain Harry Maguire was shown the red card.
The fact that Manchester United played the remaining minutes of the game with a man down, made it difficult for the Red Devils to fight back.
When the supporters of Manchester United thought the game would end 2-1, Watford’s João Pedro made it 3-1 in injury time. Before the end of injury time, Emmanuel Bonaventure made it 4-1 in favor of Watford.
After the humiliating 4-1 defeat, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went to the pitch to salute the fans of Manchester United who traveled with the team to the Vicarage Road. The Norwegian tactician waved at the fans like it was his last game in charge of the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær apologies to Man United fans. Bruno Fernandes sends a clear message to the whole team – like ‘don’t blame only the manager’. 🔴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 20, 2021
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As it stands, Manchester United have moved down to the 7th spot from the 6th spot with 17 points in 12 games, 12 points away from first-placed Chelsea.
Manchester United could move down to the 8th spot if 10th placed Tottenham Hotspur beat Leeds United on Sunday, November 21.
As for Watford, the 4-1 win over Manchester United has increased their distance from the relegation zone from 2 points to 4 points. They are still sitting on the 16th spot but now with 13 points in 12 games.
Ole's post-match reaction.#MUFC | #WATMUN— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 20, 2021