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Aston Villa 3-1 Manchester United: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Manchester United faced off with Aston Villa in a Premier League clash on Sunday.


Manchester United headed into the game sat 5th in the Premier League.

The Red Devils were one point off 4th with a game in hand on Newcastle United, who were also in action on Sunday.

As for Aston Villa, they were no doubt hoping for a new manager bounce as Unai Emery stepped into the dugout for the first time.

When all was said and done at Old Trafford, it was Aston Villa who picked up the win.

Villa got off to an excellent start under Unai Emery. Leon Bailey skipped away from Lisandro Martinez before slotting past David de Gea seven minutes in.

The Argentine’s poor touch four minutes later then led to a free-kick, which Lucas Digne scored to make it 2-0.

Manchester United were handed a lifeline late in the first 45, though, as Luke Shaw’s shot from deep took a deflection off Jacob Rasmey and wrong-footed Emiliano Martinez.

Villa’s two-goal lead was quickly restored three minutes into the second half. Martinez’s poor-headed clearance fell to Ramsey, who slipped in Watkins and made a run into the box. Watkins then found the attacker unmarked in the United box to smash home their third of the day.


Aston Villa player ratings

Emiliano Martinez (6)

Matty Cash (5.5)

Esri Konsa (6)

Tyrone Mings (7)

Lucas Digne (7)

Leandro Dendoncker (6)

Douglas Luiz (6)

Jacob Ramsey (7)

Emi Buendia (6)

Leon Bailey (8)

Ollie Watkins (7)

Substitutes

John McGinn (4)

Boubacar Kamara (N/A)

Ashley Young (N/A)

Danny Ings (N/A)

Morgan Sanson (N/A)

Manchester United player ratings

David de Gea (4)

Diogo Dalot (4.5)

Victor Lindelof (4.5)

Lisandro Martinez (2)

Luke Shaw (6)

Casemiro (5)

Christian Eriksen (5)

Garnacho (4)

Donny van de Beek (4)

Marcus Rashford (5)

Cristiano Ronaldo (5)

Substitutes

Antony Elanga (3)

Antony Martial (3)

Tyrell Malacia (3)


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Josh Barker

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