Louis van Gaal hails Memphis Depay and Jesse Lingard

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hailed the duo of Memphis Depay and Jesse Lingard after the Red Devils' 2-1 Premier League victory against Watford. 

Depay opened the scoring for the Red Devils while Lingard enjoyed a prominent performance throughout proceedings at Vicarage Road. Van Gaal was certainly pleased with their performance and he also praised his side's defensive organisation. 

Speaking in his post-match press conference after the crucial victory, the United chief stated: "I was very satisfied with our defensive organisation. We don't give more than three chances away, but our positional game was not so good today.


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"I've changed the shape because of the injuries. But we created many chances. I think that Memphis and Jesse Lingard played a very good game."

When asked about Depay's goal, Van Gaal responded by saying: "The goal was a superb goal. Fantastic pass from Ander Herrera and he finished it very well. But I think in the first half, he played a very good game. The second half, a little less because he's six weeks out of the team. But I think he played a good match like Jesse Lingard. I think the way we played suits them. Now we know we can play in another system."

Huge win 

There should be no understating the importance of today's huge win for the Red Devils. Ultimately, the last-gasp winner will no doubt hand Van Gaal's side a great deal of momentum in their pursuit of securing the Premier League title this season. 

United were by no means at their best today, most notably during the second-half, but they dug deep to secure the vital three points. Without the likes of Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Anthony Martial on display, the Red Devils will be buoyed by the huge result. 

Of course, there's a long way to go, but United finally look set for another Premier League title challenge. 

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