Solskjaer Was Humiliated As Watford Defeated Manchester United 4-0

But Solskjaer's nightmare continued when Harry Maguire was booked twice in seven minutes and sent off.

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Solskjaer was humiliated as Watford defeated Manchester United 4-0

On Saturday, Watford secured a deserved Premier League victory in front of a packed Vicarage Road, heaping more misery on beleaguered Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

In an exciting first half, United was unable to deal with the high pressing of a well-organized Hornets side and was quickly put under pressure when Scott McTominay bundled forward Joshua King inside the box.

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But Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea came to the rescue, saving not one, but two Ismaila Sarr penalties. Kiko Femenia managed to turn in the rebound from the first spot-kick, only for the goal to be ruled out due to player encroachment from both teams.

Sarr, on the other hand, quickly made up for his penalty misses by sending a right-footed shot across De Gea’s goal to double Watford’s lead after King had opened the scoring thanks to Emmanuel Dennis’ assist.

Following England winger Jadon Sancho’s searching cross, forgotten man Donny van de Beek – brought on to replace McTominay, who received a yellow card – put the ball in the net from Cristiano Ronaldo’s knockdown.

But Solskjaer’s nightmare continued when Harry Maguire was booked twice in seven minutes and sent off.

On 77 minutes, the lively Van de Beek found Ronaldo with a through-ball, but the Portugal captain’s goal was ruled out for offside.

To the delight of the raucous Watford fans, Joao Pedro and Dennis added a third and fourth goal in the dying moments of the game, heaping more misery on the visiting United fans.

Man United has dropped to seventh place in the table with 17 points, while Claudio Ranieri’s side is only four points behind them in 16th.

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Just before Manchester United kicked off at Vicarage Road, Cristiano Ronaldo shared on Instagram, “Time to roll up the sleeves once again and just get the job done! Let’s chase what we are trying to achieve this season!”

It’s unclear what the 13-time Premier League champions’ full objectives are this season, but a loss to Ranieri’s Watford will only add fuel to the pressure cooker Solskjaer is in.

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