Ashley Young came back to haunt former club Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night, with the ex-Hornet scoring two goals in an entertaining 4-2 win for Manchester United.
Young opened the scoring on 19 minutes, scoring from the edge of the box.
However, Young’s second, just six minutes later, was an absolute stunner, with the wideman firing home a magnificent long-range free-kick.
Even Jose Mourinho looked surprised by the cracking effort, with the boss appearing to mouth the words “holy sh*t” after seeing Young pick out the top corner.
The Red Devils found themselves 3-0 up just after the half-hour mark, with Anthony Martial producing a suitably classy finish.
Despite the scoreline, the Hornets produced some decent football themselves and after the break, they did their best to stage a comeback, with Troy Deeney netting from the penalty spot on 77 minutes.
In-form midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure then gave the home fans hope courtesy of a close-range finish.
Embed from Getty Images
However, United would seal the deal at the death with yet another magnificent goal, this time with Jesse Lingard firing home after a superb solo dribble from inside his own half.
The 4-2 victory sees United close to within five points of league leaders Manchester City, who play on Wednesday night.
As for Marco Silva and co, they stay eighth, four points off a top four spot.