Manchester Utd VS Aston Villa Premier League LIVE Football Score 25 Sept 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Manchester United is going head to head with Aston Villa starting on 25 Sept 2021 at 14:00 UTC at Old Trafford stadium, Manchester city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Manchester United play host to Aston Villa on Friday night looking to extend their unbeaten record in the Premier League to 10 matches.
Meanwhile, Villa travel to Old Trafford knowing that victory will move them to within one point of their second-placed opponents in the standings.
Starting XI: Manchester United vs. Aston Villa
1) Manchester United left it late, but a Marcus Rashford goal deep into second-half stoppage time saw off a stubborn Wolves outfit. That result extends United’s unbeaten run to nine in the Premier League. On the injury front, it was a case of mixed news: Aaron Wan-Bissaka returned to the starting lineup, while Victor Lindelöf dropped out of the side altogether after re-injuring his back against Leicester City.
Aston Villa move the ball forward quickly, usually down the left side where Grealish works his magic. Not surprisingly, he (again) ranks as the Premier League’s most-fouled player, as defenders often resort to chopping him down when he’s running with the ball. Manchester United desperately need Aaron Wan-Bissaka back at his best to deal with the threat of Grealish down his side.
Manchester United – Aston Villa: How to Match, start time, odds, prediction
Having sealed their place in the Europa League final despite a 3-2 second-leg defeat by Roma on Thursday, second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and substitute Edinson Cavani – followed by West Ham’s loss to Everton – sealed a Champions League place for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
A win for Villa would have clinched the title for leaders City – beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Saturday – and Bertrand Traore’s emphatic finish into the top corner midway through the first half threatened to do just that.
Emiliano Martinez was equal to attempts from Greenwood and Marcus Rashford as United struggled to respond initially, while Dean Henderson kept out Ollie Watkins’ strike to deny Villa a second before half-time.
United levelled shortly after the restart when Fernandes calmly slotted in a penalty after Douglas Luiz needlessly fouled Paul Pogba, and Greenwood completed a four-minute turnaround when his low strike found the bottom corner.
A VAR check for handball against Greenwood was dismissed after Luiz headed the ball onto the arm of the United forward and the visitors successfully resisted late Villa pressure despite the loss of captain Harry Maguire to injury, before Cavani confirmed victory in the closing stages.
In a frantic finale, Villa forward Watkins also received a red card for a second booking for simulation when under pressure from goalkeeper Henderson.
United are 10 points behind champions-elect City but will have the chance to move within four points as they face Leicester and Liverpool before the leaders next play.