September 21, 2019, 5:49

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho thinks Watford continue to make progress

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho thinks Watford continue to make progress

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has branded Watford an ‘unusual’ team ahead of tonight’s clash.

Mourinho thinks the in-form Hornets have built a very strong squad and are even more dangerous than when they defeated United 3-1 at Vicarage Road last season.

Watford have made a good start to the season under highly rated boss Marco Silva and lie eighth after Saturday’s convincing 3-0 win at Newcastle.

United are second, eight points behind leaders Manchester City, and Mourinho is hoping not to endure another rough night in Hertfordshire.

“Against Watford [last year] I was very upset with Watford’s first goal,” said Mourinho. “After some guy sent (Anthony) Martial to the hospital and the referee let it go.

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“That is the reason why I was very, very upset at Watford.

“I think Watford made progress [since last season].

“They have an unusual squad for a mid-table team.

“They have a squad full of very good players, who are not normal to be in these mid-table teams, they have a good coach.

“They have improved a lot from last season too.”

The game will bring Mourinho up against fellow Portuguese boss Silva, who has spoken about the respect between the duo.

“It’s a good opportunity for me to stay a little bit more with him,” said Silva on Monday.

“Very good game for us against a big team – a tough game, sure. Before the match we will chat a little bit and after, it is Watford v Man United.

“It’s a very good relationship and he’s a very good person

“For Portugal, he has been a very important coach, but tomorrow it is one against the other and of course I want to win.”

Source: skysports.com

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