Harry Maguire Was Sent Off In Another Humiliating Defeat For Manchester United,
Watford 4-1 Manchester United
This time there was to be no rescue act and, instead, the gruesomeness that is present-day Manchester United was exposed anew. On another day they would have pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes again and overhauled Watford’s half-time lead, as seemed likely when Donny van de Beek scored soon after his introduction.
Instead this was another humiliation: a derelict, disastrous performance that was met head-on by a barnstorming display from Claudio Ranieri’s team. It was the kind of showing that gets managers sacked and then some, so nobody can be surprised if that is Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s fate now.
Joshua King and Ismaïla Sarr, who had already missed a twice-taken penalty, ensured they received their just deserts before the substitute João Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis both compounded the embarrassment in added time. Harry Maguire’s 67th-minute dismissal was entirely of a piece with the shambles that bookended it.