The substitution Manchester United needed at half-time happens to be Donny van de Beek. It gives United a lifeline against the Hornets after a shocking first-half display.
I don’t know, at this moment of time, if that is a good thing for Solskjaer or not but he will take it if it helps guide United to three points against Watford.
The home side led 2-0 at half-time after a shambolic first-half from the Reds. It left the manager with no other choice but to drastically change it at the break, with former United player Tom Cleverley being made look like Diego Maradona during periods of the first 45.
Fans were singing Van de Beek’s name before the manager brought him off the bench.
Cristiano Ronaldo did brilliantly to assist Van de Beek with a header to make it 2-1.
Footage courtesy of +Sport Direct.
But Van de Beek scoring will also raise questions as to why he wasn’t used more often prior to Paul Pogba’s injury. We lacked a ball player in the first-half as it looked like a game of headers and volleys whenever we tried to keep possession.
Van de Been added that as well as a goal to his substitute appearance.
Can United go on now to win the game? At least we’re creating chances…