Jose Mourinho has stated that star of the match and match winning goal scorer, Anthony Martial deserved to get his chance.
The French forward assisted the opener as he provided for Juan Mata, before scoring his first goal of 2017.
Mourinho recalled Mkhitaryan and Schweinsteiger after spells on the sidelines and has said Martial deserved to start .
“Martial deserves the chance,” Mourinho told BBC Sport after United extended their unbeaten run to 16 league games.
“He has worked harder than ever in the last two weeks in the way I like – silence but hard.
“In the first half the football was fabulous. The fans got behind the team just before we scored the goal because we were phenomenal.
“When I got the job they were saying at Manchester United you need to play the football in a certain way and I agree. You cannot play a counter-attacking style, but then you have to analyse the situation.
“People sometimes forget that these teams like Watford and Stoke have very good players. I looked at this team and these players were in Italy when I was in Italy for Napoli, Inter, Lazio. These are top players.”