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Manchester United 3 – 1 Aston Villa : The One-Minute Lowdown

Hero, zero, goal of the game and top tweets. That and more in the one-minute lowdown from Aston Villa’s trip to Manchester United.


Analysis: 

As usual this season Manchester United had the lion’s share of possession without having a ton of outright chances, before the flood gates opened in the last ten minutes.

The difference came moments before half-time when Ander Herrera finished a nice sequence of wing play. Blind got to the by-line and dragged it back for Herrera who took one touch before slicing it towards the far corner.

The drudgery continued until the 79th minute when Rooney produced a wonderful piece of skill; plucking a pacy Di Maria cross out of the sky before unleashing a vicious volley from inside the box.

An Aston Villa corner minutes later saw a massive brain-fart from De Gea as the ball rolled under his body from a tame Benteke shot.

A late breakaway from a drop ball saw United stroll through an Aston Villa defence in no hurry to go anywhere. Herrera arrived late in to the box to place the finish well. Job done.

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Hero:

Wayne Rooney

In an underwhelming game, Rooney made his sublime finish look casual. It was anything but.

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Zero:

David De Gea

Our zero simply because of the high standards the Spaniard has set this season. With only two shots on target De Gea was never really tested. Benteke’s goal was frankly embarrassingly easy.

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Goal Of The Game

Wayne Rooney

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Commentator’s Quote 

“No sooner Man United finish their celebrations than Benteke scores”

Manchester United prove the old footballing cliché that you’re most vulnerable after a goal.

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Top Tweet

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What Happens Next?

Manchester United host Manchester City in a game of huge importance next Sunday. The Red Devils are ahead of their city rivals until Monday at least, next week they could extend that. Not something many would have expected two months ago.

Meanwhile Aston Villa still aren’t out of trouble. Fellow stragglers QPR travel to Birmingham mid-week in a game both need points from.

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Author: The PA Team

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