Manchester United avoided placing a big stain on their season this Sunday. A loss for the Red Devils on Sunday at Aston Villa would indeed have offered the title to the hated neighbors of Manchester City, and this bad scenario almost happened. Manchester United indeed missed its first period at Villa Park, before recovering (3-1).
If the goalkeeper of Aston Villa, Emiliano Martinez, was vigilant in front of Shaw (6th), Pogba (7th), Fred (9th) and Rashford (39th), the Mancuniens generally lacked bite at the start of the match. This was also seen on the defensive level, when Bertrand Traoré opened the scoring in a closed angle on the left side, taking advantage of the lack of presence of Victor Lindelöf (24th).
MU finally changed his attitude after returning from the locker room, in the wake of Paul Pogba. After a strike from far countered (48th), the Frenchman obtained a penalty following a beautiful ball protection in the area in front of Douglas Luiz, who lost his calm. Bruno Fernandes, always impeccable in the exercise, transformed his attempt (52nd), for his 17th goal of the season in the Premier League. Mason Greenwwod gave the advantage to the Red Devils in the wake, after a superb control oriented in front of Tyrone Mings, on a service from Wan-Bissaka (56th).
Scorer of seven goals in his last ten matches, the 19-year-old striker has become the club’s top under-20 scorer in the league’s history (16 goals), ahead of Wayne Rooney (15) and Rashford (13). ). Henderson avoided the return of Aston Villa on a new attempt by Traoré (60th), and MU suffered another hard blow with the injury of his captain Harry Maguire (77th), while his end of the season promises to be grueling with in particular the final of the Europa League on May 26 against Villarreal.
Edinson Cavani ensured success at the end of the game with a very nice cross from Marcus Rashford (88th). Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins was sent off for a simulation shortly after (90th). With twelve points ahead of West Ham (5th) – with four remaining matches to play for the two teams – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team has almost validated its participation in the next Champions League.