Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa: Plane protest overshadowed by good win

Manchester United 4 - 1 Aston Villa

  • 13" Ashley Westwood
  • 20" Wayne Rooney
  • 45" Wayne Rooney (pen)
  • 57" Juan Mata
  • 91" Javier Hernández

Ref: Martin Atkinson
Attendance: 75,368

Old Trafford Statues

Manchester United beat Aston Villa 4-1 at Old Trafford earlier today.

All the talk before this match was about a plane flying over the ground with a message of discontent about current Manchester United manager David Moyes. And yet by the end of the 4-1 victory over Aston Villa, few still had that on their minds.

Instead they were talking about Wayne Rooney's double, a first goal for club-record signing Juan Mata and the icing on the cake by Javier Hernandez.

United may have fallen behind to an Ashley Westwood free-kick just 13 minutes into the match, but they were soon on level terms through Rooney, who scored a second from the penalty spot just before the interval.

Having won the penalty, Mata went on to score himself with a right-foot drive into the bottom corner, before Hernandez did what he once did with regularity, coming on from the bench and finding the net in injury-time.

The result means United are two points behind Tottenham having played a game more, while Villa remain in 12th place.

 

Statistics

Manchester United

Aston Villa

Possession

55.9%
44.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Alexander Büttner
  • Rafael
  • Phil Jones
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Ashley Young
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Juan Mata
  • Shinji Kagawa
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes

  • Nani
  • Javier Hernández
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Ben Amos
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Michael Carrick
  • Adnan Januzaj

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Fabian Delph
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke

Substitutes

  • Joe Bennett
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Jed Steer
  • Grant Holt
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Callum Robinson

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