COMEBACK KINGS: United beat Villa thanks to Edinson Cavani
Manchester United beat Aston Villa after Edinson Cavani came off the bench to complete yet another comeback.
The Red Devils kept alive their incredibly faint hopes of a Premier League title by hitting three second half goals against Aston Villa.
Bertrand Traore produced an incredible strike to put Villa in control but, as so often this season, United showed character to eventually take the three points.
First, Paul Pogba won a penalty which was calmly converted by talisman Bruno Fernandes and then Mason Greenwood produced a low finish from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s pass just a few minutes later to turn the game on it’s head.
Edinson Cavani wrapped up the three points late on after coming on and impressing once again.
Salt was rubbed into the wound for Villa when Ollie Watkins, who hasn’t yet missed a minute of Premier League football this season, was sent off for a second booking in the 89th minute. He will now be suspended for the midweek fixture against Everton.
United fight back
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was happy with his teams desire but was unsure on the seriousness of the injury to captain Harry Maguire: "That's a good thing, that's the best thing with today. At least I don't drive into a blue army tonight, we'll try to deal with it as long as we can," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
"He might be available on Tuesday, he might not. We need to check it. It might be a few weeks or a month, we don't know."
As for Villa, Dean Smith believes Douglas Luiz' poor challenge cost Villa massively: "I think the penalty decision affected us more than them, they got the opportunity to go and score and got their second after." Smith said post-match
"I have no idea [if it is the right decision], I don't think anybody knows at the moment, everybody is confused that Raheem Sterling can have four or five touches on his backside, go down, and not get a penalty, when we've got people at Stockley Park watching it again."
The result keeps Man United in second place with 70 points, 10 behind Manchester City with 4 games to play whilst Aston Villa slip to 11th place on goal difference.
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