By Izuchukwu Okosi
Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis enhanced his chances of making a return to Super Eagles reckoning as he provided an assist and scored a back breaking fourth goal for Watford who piled more misery on embattled Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 4-1 thrashing.
The defeat, the fourth in the last five Premier League games has intensified the call for the sack of the Norwegian following a run of poor results of late.
The 2-1 win also means that Solskjaer and his team are 12 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea who won their contest against Leicester City earlier in the day.
With two goals down at half time, Solskjaer introduced Donny van de Beek at the break, and the Dutch midfielder responded swiftly by heading home within five minutes of his arrival.
Foster who may face stiff test feom Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye next season then did brilliantly to deny Cristiano Ronaldo as the visitors turned up the pressure.
They continued to threaten after Maguire received a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Tom Cleverley in the 70th minute.
But their hopes were dashed as Watford struck twice in stoppage time, Pedro profiting from a Dennis assist and Super Eagles forward Dennis himself drilling low shots past De Gea from tight angles.
Dennis was yellow carded for taking his jersey off in celebration of his goal.
Super Eagles assistant captain William Troost Ekong came off the bench in the second half in place of injured Nikolas Nkolou.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.