Man Utd news: Pogba and co get off train early as stars return home | Football | Sport
Manchester United made it back-to-back victories with a nervy win over Watford after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling secured all three points at Vicarage Road.
Jose Mourinho’s side looked in control for much of the match but were given a late scare by the Hornets, who boasted a 100 per cent record this season ahead of kick-off.
Andre Gray’s second-half strike and a late red card for Nemanja Matic set up a grandstand finish but the Red Devils saw the game out thanks to a vital save from David De Gea.
The United squad headed straight back to Manchester following the fixture, with a number of players jumping off the train at Wilmslow as opposed to heading into the city centre.
Paul Pogba was one of five first-team stars to hop off at the Cheshire town, safe in the knowledge he put in a superb performance against Watford.
The World Cup winner has come in for plenty of criticism this season for his on-field displays, while his relationship with Mourinho has also been questioned.
However, Pogba was on of the stand-out players for United yesterday alongside a revitalised Marouane Fellaini in midfield.
Eric Bailly, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Sergio Romero also got off the train at 11.15pm last night, with the quartet joined by first-team coach Michael Carrick.
The Red Devils are currently eighth in the Premier League table with three wins from five matches and look back on track after consecutive defeats against Brighton and Tottenham.
Next up for Mourinho’s men is a trip to Switzerland to face BSC Young Boys in the Champions League group stage.
Luke Shaw is expected to be available after missing out against Watford due to a nasty head injury sustained on international duty.
Marcus Rashford is suspended for another two Premier League fixtures but could return to action against the Swiss outfit if United rotate.