An early headed goal by Scott McTominay proved decisive for Manchester United as they held on by the skin of their teeth to beat Aston Villa 1-0 in an absorbing FA Cup third round tie at Old Trafford.
While victory was a welcome relief for United manager Ralf Rangnick, it was a performance that showed just how much work he has to do if United are to challenge for silverware.
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Villa will wonder how they bowed of the competition after responding to McTominay’s eighth minute opener with a dominant display, striking the woodwork twice, forcing David De Gea into several saves and having two goals disallowed.
Man Utd vs Aston Villa Highlights
Man Utd XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Cavani
Subs: Heaton, Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Amad, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Van de Beek, Elanga
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey, Buendia, Ings, Watkins
Subs: Steer, Sinisalo, Hause, Sanson, Iroegbunam, Chukwuemeka, Philogene-Bidace, El Ghazi, Archer
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