Manchester United closed the gap on Manchester City to five points on Tuesday as they clinched a crucial 4-2 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.

Watford started the game the better of the two sides but it was not long before the visitors wrested control of the proceedings. Ashley Young broke the deadlock in the 19th minute with a thumping long-range effort before doubling his and Manchester United’s tally with a delightful free-kick.

A few minutes later, Mourinho’s men further increased their advantage as Anthony Martial finished past Heurelho Gomes. As the match looked to be easing towards the finish line, Watford grabbed two quickfire goals through Troy Deeney and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

But, all hopes of a comeback were dashed when Jesse Lingard struck a wonderful solo goal to put the match to bed. And the Englishman was hailed for his goal on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the encounter.

Ashley Young was brilliant for Manchester United yet again and the veteran Englishman was in for some praise as well.

Victor Lindelof received plaudits for his performance as well, with the Swede looking much improved on the night.

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