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Mourinho reacts to wild 4-2 win over Watford

Man United's Jesse Lingard dribbles past multiple Watford defenders and scores to make it 4-2 against Watford.

Manchester United got a scare from Watford in one of the season’s trickier matches.

The Red Devils led 3-0 despite the Hornets controlling first half possession, then looked dangerous in the second half as Watford pulled to within a goal.

[ RECAP: Watford 2-4 Man Utd ]

Yeah, it was weird.

United boss Jose Mourinho admitted as much, saying Watford threw caution to the wind once down three at home.

“They were full of confidence after, they had nothing to lose could play the way they do and got back into the game. We should be smoking cigars but then were in trouble.”

Mourinho is concerned after Nemanja Matic left the match injured, and said Matic’s injury is a significant concern. From the BBC:

“For Matic to tell me he wants to be replaced, he does not do that if it is nothing important. It is muscular.”

United scored four goals for just the second time since September, the first coming against Newcastle 10 days ago.

They could use the attacking confidence, with Arsenal next before an important UEFA Champions League match versus CSKA Moscow and the Manchester Derby. Will Matic be available?

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