Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell to their fourth away defeat of the season on Sunday afternoon as goals from Ismaila Sarr and Troy Deeney earned Nigel Pearson his first win as Watford manager. However, a key moment or pivotal moment of the match came when United missed a glorious chance to take the lead in the first-half when Lingard squandered a one-on-one against Ben Foster ensuring the two sides went in level.
It’s hard coming to terms with failing to score an easy goal, but when you fail to score with the net wide open or one one one situations, it’s nearly impossible to hope for anything other than the ground opening up and swallowing you. Unfortunately for Manchester United it happened twice in the match.
Harry Maguire said “He knows he has to score. That was a big chance in the game. The first goal is crucial. I missed one against Newcastle and we went on to lose. He has missed it, we moved on. We still had to go on and win the game but we didn’t.”