Ashley Young was Manchester United’s star for the second time in four days as the wing-back struck twice to help beat Watford 4-2 at Vicarage Road.
Fresh from seeing his effort deflect in off Lewis Dunk to beat Brighton 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, Young finally got his name on the scoresheet for the first time in 19 months.
The Hornets shocked United with a 3-1 win here last season and started the brighter of the two sides, but Young stunned the home crowd with a sweetly-struck volley which beat Heurelho Gomes at his near post after 19 minutes.
Having waited almost two years for a goal, Young then added his second in seven minutes as he sent a curling free kick into the top right-hand corner of Gomes’ net, with the keeper beaten by the sheer spin and height on the ball – an effort which left Jose Mourinho flabbergasted on the sidelines.
Watford were struggling to deal with United’s speed in behind their midfield with Abdoulaye Doucoure booked for tugging back Paul Pogba, and United had a third after 32 minutes with Romelu Lukaku teeing up Anthony Martial for a simple…