Gary Neville: Why ‘simmering’ Man United will be happy with perfect day

Gary Neville reflects on Manchester United's 2-1 win at Watford on Saturday

Gary Neville says Manchester United must be happy with a perfect Saturday.

The Red Devils scored an added-time winner thanks to Troy Deeney’s own goal to seal a 2-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Their title rivals Arsenal surrendered a winning position to lose 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion, before Manchester City suffered a resounding 4-1 loss to Liverpool in the evening game.

Louis van Gaal’s side are still a point behind new Premier League leaders Leicester City ahead of their trip to King Power Stadium next weekend.

But Neville is confident United can avoid a horror show like City endured against the Reds, highlighting the 20-time English champions’s defensive solidity.

Neville told Sky Sports: “I must say that for United today, it will have been the perfect day really. Manchester United don’t have too many days like that under Louis van Gaal in terms of conceding too many goals.

“I know they had the one at Arsenal, but generally over the last 12 months or so defensively. United hadn’t conceded a goal up until today in just under 11 hours. They’re resolute, resilient.

“[Manchester] City I think have got more devastating forward players, more forward options, but it’s interesting the way this season is panning out.”

United are unbeaten in five Premier League games following a 3-0 loss to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in October.

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The Red Devils host Eredivisie holders PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League mid-week.

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