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VIDEO: Van Gaal a “happy coach” after late win at Watford

Manchester United struck early against Watford, but needed a bit of luck to pull out its 2-1 win at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

United boss Louis van Gaal is happy with his side’s effort in the early game of the Premier League weekend.

[ MATCH RECAP: Watford 1-2 Manchester United ]

Memphis Depay struck quickly for the Red Devils, but Troy Deeney converted a late penalty given away by Marcos Rojo for a foul on Odion Ighalo to give Watford a look at a result.

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s late shot was carried into the Watford goal by Deeney, and Manchester United advanced on an own goal.

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