Unbeaten Watford host Manchester United at Vicarage Road with the visitors desperate to maintain momentum from their victory over Burnley before the global break and claim their third win of the season.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku defended Jose Mourinho's confrontational style of management, saying that the Portuguese deserves respect for not hiding his true feelings like several Premier League bosses.
Andre Gray grabbed one back with half an hour to go and Christian Kabasele was close to an equaliser with the last action of the game but thanks to a big hand from David de Gea, it was Mourinho's men who took all the points.
Before Watford could react, the ball was recycled to Ashley Young before he curled a pass to Lukaku and set up Fellaini's global teammate to score.
"I'm very happy with the spirit, with something that represents for me the spirit of the team which is Lukaku's sliding tackle after 50 metres running back to help the team".
When asked if he believes Rashford has earned more playing time after scoring twice for England over the worldwide break, Mourinho gave a sarcastic response, making his feelings towards the media well known.
"But I feel a bit frustrated because we had everything in the first half to kill the game".
United, who are 10th with six points from four matches, will look to end Watford's ideal start to the campaign when they travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday.
"Against Brighton we didn't deserve to win that match, but against Tottenham I think we did deserve to win it".
Comments on Mourinho's use of Rashford have stemmed from the manager's previous failures to push through young players, especially at Chelsea, who have one of the best academies in England which has won the past five FA Youth Cups.
The Manchester United manager has not taken any chances with Luke Shaw's fitness so Ashley Young has been drafted into the starting eleven as left-back.
Man United fans must be thanking their lucky stars.
However, the midfielder was in fine form for France at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation as he helped his country to win the trophy in style. If we scored in the last minutes, maybe it would have been a draw and it would have been a very good result for us, but we tried and I think it is a line we need to keep for the next few games.
Although the hosts initially looked bright, United finished the first half utterly dominant and 2-0 up thanks to Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling, whose goals were three minutes and 11 seconds apart.
De Gea gratefully kept hold of a well-struck Doucoure effort as the game headed into stoppage time, where Matic collected a second yellow card for fouling Will Hughes.