PAUL POGBA’S RETURN and subsequent performance off the bench was the only “plus” in Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to Watford, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United once again produced a disappointing display against an opponent they would be expected to beat, as rock-bottom Watford gave their survival hopes a boost.
Ismaila Sarr opened the scoring just after half-time when David de Gea allowed his tame volley to squirm into the top corner, before Troy Deeney made it 2-0 from the spot following Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s clumsy tackle on Watford’s first goal-scorer.
Pogba was introduced from the bench for his first appearance in nearly three months and looked comfortably United’s best player.
Although he was unable to inspire a turnaround, Solskjaer considered his performance the only positive from United’s overall display.