London: Manchester United chief coach Jose Mourinho took a dig at his side and said they should have been smoking cigars after scoring the initial three goals and conceding one but got into trouble in the English Premier League (EPL) tie against Watford.

The Mourinho-managed side conceded two goals after being three ahead against Watford at the Vicarage road on Tuesday. Jesse Lingard netted the final one for Manchester United to hand them a comfortable 4-2 victory.

"Out of nothing a penalty and 3-1 and then the game is a different one. It was an easy match and in the end, with the 3-2, the game is in a grey zone. Jesse had that fantastic initiative and killed the game," the Portuguese tactician told BT Sport post-match.

"We scored great goals. But we missed the 4-0 in a great action at the end of the first half and in the second half we had great high pressure to recover the ball high and Lukaku had that one with an open goal and then Paul Pogba's header is also a free header.

"So after the 3-1, they come to the game and there were a few minutes where we should be smoking cigars but we are a bit in trouble," Mourinho added. Ashley Young scored twice against his former club while Anthony Martial added a third before halftime.

On Young, who curled in a superb free-kick to score his second, Mourinho said: "Ashley Young trains at free kicks and his conversion rate in training is good, so it was good he had the confidence to try it, after scoring the first goal."