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Fernandes on the spot as Man United climb to 5th

News24
24 Feb 2020, 04:12 GMT+10

Manchester - Bruno Fernandes opened his goalscoring account at Manchester United on Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side climbed to fifth place in the Premier League table with a 3-0 win against lowly Watford.

As it happened | Manchester United v Watford

United have struggled for consistency all season but the victory at Old Trafford lifts them to 41 points, just three behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Solskjaer said he wanted his side to "kick on" after two consecutive wins and clean sheets.

While United are looking upwards, Nigel Pearson's Watford are in deep trouble, just one place off the bottom of the table after taking just two points from their past five games.

Watford thought they were level shortly after half-time only to see Troy Deeney's goal ruled out by VAR for a handball by Craig Dawson.

Greenwood found some space and fired home via the underside of the crossbar to put United 3-0 up with 15 minutes remaining.

But just 10 points covers nine clubs from Chelsea in fourth place all the way down to Southampton in 12th.

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