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Romelu Lukaku reveals what Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said at half-time during Watford win

The Red Devils scored two goals in three minutes in the first half to record back-to-back victories and inflict a first defeat of the season on Watford

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Romelu Lukaku reveals what Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said at half-time during Watford win

The Red Devils scored two goals in three minutes in the first half to record back-to-back victories and inflict a first defeat of the season on Watford

15 September 2018 Saturday 22:41
Romelu Lukaku reveals what Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said at half-time during Watford win

Romelu Lukaku has revealed what Jose Mourinho told his Manchester United team at half-time during the 2-1 victory over Watford.

The Red Devils scored two goals in three minutes in the first half to record back-to-back victories and inflict a first defeat of the season on Watford.

Lukaku gave United the lead, diverting an Ashley Young cross home with his chest, before Chris Smalling’s impressive volley made it 2-0.

Andre Gray reduced Watford’s deficit with a crisp strike past David De Gea midway through the second half but United held on for the victory, despite Nemanja Matic’s late red card.

"The manager said to us we were playing well but not great, he made us humble at half time," Lukaku told BT Sport after the win. 

"We ground the result out, that’s what we need to do, to catch the teams above us. Credit to Watford. We were too sloppy but it’s another win and we have to keep going.

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Chris Smalling scored a superb volley for the Red Devils (Picture: PA)

"We had a few good runs from Lingard, Sanchez and myself, I scored, Chris [Smalling] scored, we had to try and score a third but we were sloppy, we have to look again at the images."

Watford shot-stopper Ben Foster, meanwhile, said the Hornets had got ‘carried away’ after their superb start to the new season.

"I think we maybe got carried away with four out of four, thinking we’re something we’re not," he said.

‘But in the second half we played to our strengths, we looked like we were the only side going to score as the game went on. Fair play to the goalie, producing some world class saves.

"De Gea is top class. Any young goalkeeper out there just watch him, you’ll learn a lot."

Manchester United’s victory sees them climb to eighth while Watford remain fourth.

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