With a professional 1-0 win over Aston Villa, Manchester United earned its third straight home Premier League victory.
Six minutes before halftime, Bruno Fernandes scored the game’s only goal by persevering to score the rebound from the tightest of angles after Emiliano Martinez of Villa had saved Marcus Rashford’s low shot across goal.
The Villans’ offside trap was easily breached by Erik ten Hag’s team thanks to the Portuguese’s goal, which was assisted by a slight deflection. Rashford was particularly unlucky not to score after creating numerous chances.
While Villa posed a threat at the other end, United were generally strong defensively. Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw at center back once again impressed, and Casemiro and Christian Eriksen’s midfield platform also contributed.
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This time playing from the right wing, our Portuguese magnifico set the tone with a persistent performance that did not limit his ability to be creative or score goals.
The Reds’ captain on the day created opportunities for Eriksen and Rashford within the first 30 minutes and had additional goal-scoring attempts saved, creating problems for the opposition’s left-back Alex Moreno all afternoon.
Following another determined defensive performance, Victor Lindelof finished second with 32% of the vote, closely trailing Bruno with 44% of the vote.
The Swedish defender made a number of crucial stops at the back, especially in the second half, including a header off the line to deflect a Douglas Luiz goal attempt away from goal, even though the offside flag was eventually raised.
Casemiro, who was making his first Premier League start at Old Trafford since early March, finished third with 14% of the votes.
Villa frequently couldn’t break even though he frequently sprung the offside trap thanks to the Brazilian’s disruptive presence in a compact midfield.
CASEMIRO AND LINDELOF WERE AMAZING! – FERNANDES
He benefited from the Villans’ high line by getting a chance to show off his range of passing, frequently finding Rashford with some lovely balls in behind.
However, Fernandes was a very deserving recipient of the Man of the Match honor; heartiest congratulations to our no. 8, following yet another impressive showing!