Here we have with us the Manchester United player ratings in a tight affair against Aston Villa. It was the FA Cup third round where the losing team will get eliminated from the tournament. United did just enough against Aston Villa to stay in the competition but Villa also had some moments to scare United.
Manchester United took the lead in the 8th minute that came through a header from Scott McTominay. United had just played a short corner and the ball came out to Fred who was quick to find McTominay in the box. However, Villa was close to scoring when Watkins hit the bar in the 30th minute. Lindelof’s poor control allowed Watkins to sprint into the box against a struggling Lindelof.
Aston Villa had several good chances to score but the biggest chance came when Danny Ings scored a goal but it was ruled out for offside in the 50th minute. It was a long discussion between referees as a foul on Cavani was also checked in that play. The foul was given and the goal was ruled out for offside.
This win means United will now face Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Moreover, United desperately needs to win the Cup as the situation at the club is not very good. However, one trophy can help United pick themselves up for the next season.
Manchester United Player Ratings vs Aston Villa
David de Gea – 7/10
De Gea was again called up for help to get United a win. He handled the ball well and made a few important saves to keep Villa out.
Diogo Dalot – 7/10
Showed great intent going forward but played with an injury in the first half. However, he did well to recover after the break and was impressive.
Victor Lindelof – 5/10
His giveaway to Watkins also gave away United’s lead. However, he coped up well in the second half.
Raphael Varane – 7/10
Did well to play with his third partner in two weeks’ time. Moreover, he was really good in testing situations and did not panic.
Luke Shaw – 6/10
Showed good attacking intent and was aggressive also. Unfortunately, he got booked when he blocked Watkins’ run.
Scott McTominay – 6/10
Showed great striker awareness to score the goal but was kept quiet by Villa otherwise. Moreover, his shots were dealt with by the opponents and were canceled out as an attacking threat.
Fred – 7/10
Put in an excellent cross for McTominay and pressed well to trouble Villa. However, there were some hairy moments here and there.
Mason Greenwood -5/10
Rarely troubled the Aston Villa defense and was kept quiet by Villa considering he has a good record against them.
Bruno Fernandes – 6/10
Good passing and created good chances throughout the game. He looks far more comfortable in his preferred role.
Marcus Rashford – 3/10
Started bright but did not impress as the game went on. He was not able to take on defenders as usual and did not succeed to win the loose balls.
Edinson Cavani – 5/10
His work rate was unquestionable once again and his deflected shot got saved. He should have had more supply from the wide players.
Donny van de Beek – 5/10
Had very little to do in the game.
Jesse Lingard – 5/10
Did not have enough time to influence the game.
Anthony Elanga – 6/10
Made a good run and put in a good cross in the last minutes of the game.
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