Erik ten Hag’s team played really well at Villa Park at times, getting a win there where many teams have lost this season.It seems like Unai Emery’s team is slowing down after having a great first half of the season, but ten Hag’s team might be going in the opposite way.
United had a lot of good things happen today. For example, Alejandro Garnacho looked great on the left again.
Rasmus Hojlund scored another goal, and it doesn’t look like his good run will end any time soon.
With all of his energy and skill, the Dane is now starting to show that he can also be calm.
And Bruno Fernandes probably doesn’t have many problems with that Man United pair. But he was very upset about something that happened with Harry Maguire today against Villa.Even though Maguire played very well and helped Hojlund score, United’s captain just couldn’t understand a choice in the 61st minute.
Bruno Fernandes was so mad at Harry Maguire, a friend from Manchester United, for missing a great chance against Villa. This was seen on Sky Sports’ live coverage of the game and was also brought up by Gary Neville on the broadcast.
Fernandes whipped in a beautiful pass for Maguire to attack. At the time, United was ahead 1-0.But this time, the £80 million defender made the strange choice to pass up the chance.
Most people who saw him thought Maguire would reach the ball, even if he didn’t believe it.
Fernandes looked angry, and he probably knew that United still needed another goal to get all three points against Villa, who played very well. The quick equaliser proved this.
In this case, though, Scott McTominay’s trademark goal still won the game for United.
And it really does feel like this was an effort to build on.
Luke Shaw leaving at halftime might be the only bad thing, if the change was really because of an injury as first thought.
However, Andre Onana has recently talked about how good a player is that United used to sell.