Manchester United suffered their third straight defeat in all competitions this season following their 3-1 defeat in the hands of Odion Ighalo’s Watford at Vicarage Road this afternoon.
Goals by Etienne Capoue, Juan Zuniga and Troy Deeney while Marcius Rashford got the Red Devils only goal.
Wayne Rooney returned to the Red Devils line-up after sitting out the defeat to Feyenoord in the Europa League while Chris Smalling made his first start in the premier league as he replace Daley Blind.
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri former Newcastle United star Daryl Janmaat a starting role while Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney kept their spot in attack.
The Manchester United team was setup in a very attacking sense with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford all starting for the first time this season but it was the home side that looked more dangerous in front of goal.
Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo had a glorious opportunity of putting the Hornets in front when a mix-up at the back involving David de Gea and Chris Smalling allowed a loose ball into the path of the striker but he failed to wrap his right foot around it properly as he hit his effort wide.
Janmaat who was playing as a right wing-back wiped in a delightful ball to the far post and Antonio Valencia was beaten in the air by Troy Deeney but his header was met with a diving left-handed save by David de Gea.
Manchester United produced a quick counter-attack that involved Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford but Zlatan Ibrahimovic could only find the side netting as Watford escaped.
However, it was the home side that eventually took the lead as man in form, Etienne Capoue finished off a pass from Janmaat to record his fourth goal of the 2016/17 season.
Jose Mourinho was forced to make an early substitution as injured Anthony Martial was replaced by Ashley Young for his first game of the season under the Portuguese.
The Red Devils became more adventures as they pushed for the equalizer and thought they had scored when world’s most expensive footballer Paul Pogba hit a powerful shot from distance but it came back off of the woodwork.
At the other end, de Gea saved a freekick from Jose Holebas as the half finished 1-0 with United shading the possession by 53% while Watford had 47% and the goals advantage.
Manchester United started on the front foot as they looked to get back into the game.
Ibrahimovic fires a shot wide from outside the box. Young joined in on the action but had his shot blocked by the hardworking Watford defense.
Watford suffered an injury of their own as Daryl Janmaat was replaced by Nordin Amrabat. The Hornets were so much under pressure and caved in as Ibrahimovic produced a moment of brilliance to setup boy wonder Marcus Rashford who finished with aplomb to make it 1-1.
United poured men forward as they searched for the winner, controlling 56% of possession. Ibrahimovic was denied by the goalkeeper, Pogba went close but it was the home side that increased their advantage.
Substitute Juan Zuniga scored a superb goal to make it 2-1 while Captain Troy Deeney netted a penalty late in the match to compound the woes of Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.