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Summary

  1. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first game as permanent Man Utd boss
  2. Man Utd can move into top four with win
  3. Watford not won league game at Man Utd

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Man Utd 2-1 Watford

    That's all from me.

    You can get all the reaction to the game right here.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Man Utd 2-1 Watford

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets his first win as permanent Manchester United boss, but it wasn't pretty.

    United into fourth place in the Premier League, level on points with third-place Tottenham.

  3. FULL-TIME

    Man Utd 2-1 Watford

    That's it. All over. Harsh on Watford.

  4. Post update

    Man Utd 2-1 Watford

    Watford earn a free-kick as Jesse Lingard fouls Etienne Capoue.

    it's about 25 yards out. here we go. Roberto Pereyra is over it, but he chips it to the back post and Watford commit a foul.

    Oh dear. Why not shoot?

  5. 'He never hides away'

    Man Utd 2-1 Watford

    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC Final Score

    Abdoulaye Doucoure seems to stand up be counted all the time, he never hides away

    That's a really good goal against a United side which is buoyant.

    Watford have really gone for this from the start of the game.

  6. Post update

    Man Utd 2-1 Watford

    Manchester Untied cleverly keep possession to run out the clock.

    Three minutes of stoppage time.

  7. GOAL Man Utd 2-1 Watford

    Abdoulaye Doucouré

    Now then.

    Has Abdoulaye Doucoure given Watford a chance of getting back into this? He plays a neat one-two through a static United defence and chips past David de Gea from close range.

    Into stoppage time.

  8. 'Sometimes you need to grind out wins'

    Man Utd 2-0 Watford

    Michael Brown

    Former Manchester City and Spurs midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    It looks like the job is done for Manchester United. When you've been conceding goals like United have and teams don't fear coming to Old Trafford, sometimes you need to grind out results. They were under pressure but rode it and got the second goal.

    Anthony Martial
  9. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Watford

    That second goal has killed Watford's verve. Luke Shaw is off down the left, loses the ball and is down on the turf.

    Relax, it's just cramp.

  10. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Watford

    Watford looking for a reply, but Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, who have both been excellent, smother the danger.

    Jesse Lingard then goes up the other end and his shot is easily gathered by Ben Foster.

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    David: Solskjaer looks relieved

    Josh: I have no idea how we're 2-0 up, Watford have dominated almost all the game, however.. Martial, Rashford 2-0, I'll take that!!

  12. 'A desperately needed goal'

    Man Utd 2-0 Watford

    Michael Brown

    Former Manchester City and Spurs midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    A very, very strange United goal. Good work from Jesse Lingard - he fires it across to Anthony Martial, it ricochets between him and Ben Foster.

    Martial then scoops the ball into the open net to get the goal Manchester United desperately needed.

  13. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Man Utd 2-0 Watford

    United score with the first effort of the first half, and their first effort of the second.

    Anthony Martial is now replaced by Marcos Rojo, he looks like he has a limp.

    Earlier, Gerard Deulofeu was replaced by Andre Gray. Ashley Young will be happy.

  14. GOAL Man Utd 2-0 Watford

    Anthony Martial

    How's your luck, Watford?

    Despite all the possession and the chances, Watford go further behind as Anthony Martial bundles the ball in at a second attempt. Jesse Lingard crossed to the forward, and he was just onside before having his first effort stopped by Ben Foster. But he recovered well to lift it into the net from a yard out.

    Anthony Martial
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    Ashley: Are we going to play Barcelona like this?

    Amrul: Leo Messi and Luis Suarez will have an absolute field day if they get opportunities Watford are getting.

  16. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    The Old Trafford crowd are trying to lift their team, but they are still stuttering.

    In fact, they are being bossed by Watford, who have been knocking the ball around nicely.

    You'd be a harsh judge not to say they deserve a goal.

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    RobM: Now Ole is at the wheel, he needs to upgrade the car!!

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  18. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Kiko Femenía is making inroads down the right, Watford are pinning back United from all angles.

    Troy Deeney is the man with the shot this time, but it was a dinked effort.

    Watford need to BLAST ONE!

  19. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Double substitution as Juan Mata and Ander Herrera are replaced by Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira.

    United need more energy.

  20. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Gerard Deulofeu has Ashley Young on toast and he wins a corner.

    It's cleared but Kiko Femenía smacks a swirling shot into the sun, but David de Gea palms it clear. United subs coming...