MANCHESTER UNITED moved stage with Liverpool due to a 2-1 win in opposition to Aston Villa on Friday.
Bruno Fernandes’ penalty for Man Utd sealed a 2-1 win over Aston VillaCredit score: AP:Related Press
And the outcome has put United’s title problem into full drive.
Right here, SunSport’s Anthony Chapman delivers his Man United participant scores.
DAVID DE GEA – 8
Regarded extra like his normal cool and composed self between the sticks with some good stops, together with a tremendous save to disclaim Ollie Watkins.
Alert to hazard and gave no cause for Dean Henderson to return in for the following sport, particularly when he stopped Matty Money’s long-distance screamer on the dying.
AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6
Confirmed a willingness to get ahead early on and took benefit of Rashford’s infield runs by bombing up the appropriate.
Was skipped by a few times going the alternative means and a few weird defending was principal contributor to Villa’s equaliser.
Anthony Martial opened the scoring at Previous TraffordCredit score: AP:Related Press
ERIC BAILLY – 7
Velocity on the again made for a pleasant stability as he put himself about Villa’s assault.
A couple of well timed interceptions confirmed United don’t have anything to fret about with Victor Lindelof out.
HARRY MAGUIRE – 6
He feels there’s a title problem on and made it present with a assured efficiency.
Imaginative and prescient was restricted at occasions when he performed the lengthy ball although.
LUKE SHAW – 6
Appears to be like to be benefitting from Alex Telles’ competitors as he patrolled the left in tremendous spirits.
Seems to be in higher situation than ever earlier than however generally struggled to deal with runs down the Villa proper.
Scott McTominay struggled in midfield for the Pink Devils
SCOTT McTOMINAY – 5
Ran his socks off for his facet in opposition to a troublesome Villa midfield.
However was very clumsy together with his passing and wayward ft ended just a few promising United breaks earlier than he was hauled off with half-hour left.
FRED – 7
Vibrant and environment friendly, the Brazilian’s passing and vitality was on level tonight.
Is near turning into a nailed-on starter for the Pink Devils now.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 7
Began on the appropriate and confirmed good consciousness working into empty pockets of house.
Was not afraid to tackle his man and energy United into the ultimate third.
Paul Pogba was United’s star man on the night timeCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
BRUNO FERNANDES – 8
Was right here, there and in all places as he dictated the sport from all areas.
Confirmed his frustration at occasions and deserves a relaxation in some unspecified time in the future however stepped up when wanted to attain penalty.
PAUL POGBA – 9
A bit awkward on the left at occasions however linked up properly with Shaw earlier than rising into the sport and turning into essentially the most influential man on the sphere.
Created United’s opener with a chic piece of midfield magic earlier than successful a penalty to have his greatest efficiency in current reminiscence.
ANTHONY MARTIAL – 7
Regarded hungry and made some dazzling runs whereas additionally testing Villa’s aim.
Opened the scoring for United with an actual poacher’s end, making it look a lot simpler that it actually was.
Nemanja Matic (for McTominay, 64′) – 6
Made United look barely extra steady however staff misplaced a little bit of dynamism consequently.
Daniel James (for Fernandes, 86′) – N/A
Axel Tuanzebe (for Fred, 93′) – N/A