Silva: Rojo should have been sent off

Watford manager Marcos Silva believes Marcos Rojo should have received a second booking for the penalty that made it 3-1 with 13 minutes of his side’s 4-2 defeat to Manchester United left and felt that Jose Mourinho’s comments that it could have been 5-0 were ‘harsh’.

The younger Portuguese did admit that his men suffered from an odd 'nervousness' after going 2-0 behind to United in the first half to then go 3-0 down before the break, but praised their “character” in coming back to make it 3-2 so close to the end. A remarkable recovery had looked on the cards after Rojo wildly took down substitute Roberto Pereyra in the 76th minute, but did not receive a second booking.

- When we scored the first goal we were already better, we scored the penalty and at that moment it looked like a second yellow card for Marcos Rojo. If it’s 11 against 10 it would be very difficult for them. It was difficult anyway because we scored the second, but if it’s 11 against 10 it would be even better.

Jose Mourinho’s men, who are second in the Premier League standing with 32 points, five behind league leaders Manchester City will travel to Emirates Stadium on Saturday to take on Arsenal.