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Match Review: Aston Villa vs Manchester United

Mason Greenwood vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa vs Manchester United 0-3 | Premier League | Match Review

Manchester United put in another impressive performance to beat struggling Aston Villa, three goals to nil. Ole is now the first manager in Premier League history to win four games in a row by three or more goals, as they extended their unbeaten runto seventeen games. United are now within a point of fourth placed Leicester as their Champions League hopes are now looking promising.

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Although over the ninety minutes United came out on top, they had to withstand an early attacking spell form Villa. The hosts hit the post early in the second half and Jack Grealish missed a glorious chance to put his side one up.

United took the lead from another penalty decision. Bruno Fernandes won the penalty from a clever turn on the edge of the area which was reviewed by VAR and given. The Portuguese midfielder converted the spot kick to continue his inspiring form for the Reds.

The dynamic of the game shifted as United controlled possession and just picked off a weak Aston Villa where they could. Eighteen-year-old, Mason Greenwood, weighed in with another sublime goal to double United’s lead. The ball rocketed into the back of the net to give the Englishman his sixteenth of the campaign. This goal now leaves him one short off a joint record held by Wayne Rooney, George Best and Brian Kidd formost goals in a season by a United teenager.

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Paul Pogba sealed the game for United with his long-range effort that flew through a crowd of players leaving Pepe Reinarooted to the spot. United had numerous chances for more goals with a notable mention to Martial’s thunderous strike that rattled the bar and bounced out of the goal mouth. 

The early stages of the game did however highlight a need to invest and back Ole in the transfer market. The attacking spree from Villa showed cracks and holes in the back four that perhaps need to be addressed, but you can’t complain too much at yet another clean sheet and a three nil victory.

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