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EPL: Martial stars as Man United beats Watford 2-0 

Anthony Martial scored one goal and set up the other, thereby extending the team's unbeaten run to 16 games at the Premier League.

Published: 11th February 2017 11:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2017 11:51 PM   |  A+A-

Manchester United's Anthony Martial, centre, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with teammates, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Watford, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England, Saturday, Feb

By Associated Press

MANCHESTER: Anthony Martial scored one goal and set up the other in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday that extended the team's unbeaten run in the Premier League to 16 games.

United manager Jose Mourinho has called on Martial to show improvement with so many other wide players competing for places in the team, and the France winger responded in style at Old Trafford.

Martial provided the low cross that Juan Mata converted from the edge of the six-yard box in the 32nd minute.

The 21-year-old Martial scored his third league goal of the season when he was set free by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, before cutting in from the left and beating Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes at his near post with a low shot in the 60th.

Martial joined United for an initial fee of 36 million pounds ($55.5 million) in 2015 — making him the world's most expensive teenager — and was the club's top scorer in his first season, but has been in and out of the team under Mourinho. Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young are other wide players in Mourinho's squad.

The win kept United in touch with the top four as six teams go for four qualification places for next season's Champions League.

Watford had won its previous two games, including a 2-1 victory at Arsenal, but was well-beaten at Old Trafford.



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