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Manchester United vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Manchester United face Aston Villa in the Premier League today.

The Red Devils saw new bids for the takeover of the club last night, with Ineos and Qatar offers both coming in for a third round of negotiations. On the pitch, they are looking to return to winning ways after drawing with Spurs in midweek.

United still sit in the top four though and look good for a Champions League return, but Aston Villa are sixth and in great form after five wins in their own last six matches under Unai Emery. They could overtake Spurs today, depending on results.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Man United vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League updates

  • MUN XI - De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Shaw, Malacia, Casemiro, Eriksen, Sabitzer, Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford

  • AVL XI - Martinez, Young, Konsa, Mings, Moreno, McGinn, Dendoncker, Luiz, J Ramsey, Buendia, Watkins

  • Goal! Rashford’s shot is saved but Fernandes nets rebound (1-0)

Manchester United FC 1 - 0 Aston Villa FC

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:59

FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 ASTON VILLA

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:58

Luiz's cross is cleared away by Lindelöf, but only as far as Chambers. His powerful effort is blocked by Martial, with the referee blowing the final whistle before McGinn has a chance with the rebound. For what it is worth, he still had a shot, but it went over the bar.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:56

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:56

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:55

United have a chance to find a certain winner. Fred has the ball and plays a pass into the feet of Martial just outside the box. He has a chance to shoot. but allows the ball to continue moving from right to left, finding Antony inside the box. His first touch is poor, with his attempt rolling straight to Martinez.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:55

Yellow Card Tyrell Johannes Chicco Malacia

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:53

Traore lifts the ball to McGinn who is positioned just outside the United box. He sets it back for Digne to put a cross in, but the left-back has his attempt blocked out for a throw-in. Villa cannot find a way past the United defence.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:51

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:51

There will be four minutes of additional time.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:50

Both teams look tired and are starting to play loose passes. Chambers throws the ball straight to Fred. The midfielder looks to start an attack and plays a pass to Fernandes, but he cannot keep the ball and gives it straight back to Villa.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:48

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:46

Yellow Card Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:46

United are looking to preserve their clean sheet and three points by bringing on another defender. Maguire is on for Sabitzer.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:46

Substitution Marcus Rashford Anthony Jordan Martial

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:45

McGinn runs over the ball with Luiz bending a cross into the box. Villa players are challenging for it, but Lindelof heads it behind for a corner.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:44

Villa are putting on the pressure and win a free-kick after Fred brings down McGinn.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:42

OFF THE LINE! Watkins has the ball on the left and dribbles past Lindelof before pulling a cross into the middle of the box. Sabitzer is there but can only clear it to Luiz. His first shot is blocked, with his second cleared off the line by the head of Lindelof. It was heading into the top corner.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:41

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:41

Fred makes an immediate impact, threading a pass down the right. Fernandes is there and gets to the byline before releasing a cross, but Martinez gets down to push it away from Rashford.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:40

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:36

Substitution Jadon Malik Sancho Antony Matheus dos Santos

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:36

Substitution Christian Dannemann Eriksen Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:36

Rashford is down and needs medical assistance after going down in the box under pressure from Chambers. United are able to keep the ball, but Casemiro's left-footed attempt goes wide. Rashford wants a penalty, but nothing is given. He will be able to continue.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:36

Substitution Emiliano Buendía Stati Jhon Jader Durán Palacio

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:36

Substitution Alexandre Moreno Lopera Lucas Digne

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:35

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:34

Rashford gets onto a long ball forward and looks to roll past Konsa inside the box, but the Villa defender protects it, allowing Martinez to come out and collect.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:33

Traore has the ball on the right and looks to curl a pass towards Buendía, but Shaw gets across to clear it away. The former Southampton man has been immense next to Lindelof in this game.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:32

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:30

Ramsey moves inside from the left and plays a pass into the feet of Buendía. The Argentine looks to slip a pass forward, but Dalot intercepts it. The ball then goes out to McGinn outside the box who takes it away from the foot of Luiz before driving a low shot wide of the post.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:28

Casemiro gets the ball on the edge of the box and tries his luck from a distance, but his attempt hits the foot of a Villa defender and goes straight at Martinez.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:27

Villa have lost just one of their nine Premier League away games under Unai Emery (winning six, drawing two), with that loss coming at Manchester City in February (1-3).

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:24

Poor from Eriksen. Sancho is released down the right and sends a pass into the feet of Eriksen who gets beyond him. He has two options to his left but sends a low cross straight at Mings.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:24

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:24

Substitution Leander Dendoncker Bertrand Isidore Traoré

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:24

Substitution Ashley Simon Young Calum Chambers

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:23

Casemiro sends the ball over the top of the Villa defence and towards Rashford who makes his way into the box, but Martinez is there to claim. It was just too far ahead of the United striker.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:22

Wakins has the ball just outside the United box and flicks it back into the path of Ramsey. He brushes off the challenge of Sabitzer and pushes the ball past Shaw before having his shot deflected over by Lindelof.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:19

Dalot has the ball on the right and plays a pass across to Rashford. The forward is just outside the box and dribbles through two defenders before getting inside the box. However, the ball gets away from him, with Martinez collecting it.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:18

Sancho is released in behind the Villa defence on the left side of the box. He shapes to shoot, but cannot find the yard of space that he wants and the chance is gone.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:16

Malacia whips a dangerous cross into the middle of the box with Mings turning it away from Rashford. It was not a conventional clearance, with the ball hitting both of his feet and rolling back to Martinez. Rashford then hits the deck. He cannot believe that the ball did not drop to him.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:14

Shaw curls the free-kick from right to left with Lindelof getting into space inside the box, but the centre-back sends his shot wide of the post.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:14

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:14

Luiz steps on the back of Fernandes' foot and gives away a free-kick just inside the Villa half. Shaw chips it down the right with Fernandes rushing forward, but he is told to take it again.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:11

McGinn has a free-kick on the byline and sends a low pass to the edge of the box with Luiz waiting. He rushes onto the ball and sends a shot towards the goal, but it is blocked by Shaw.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:09

United are unbeaten in their last 132 English Premier League matches when leading at half-time (winning 113, drawing 19) dating back to 21st September 2014 against Leicester City (L3-5).

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:08

Young gets the ball on the right and curls a superb cross into the box. Wakins is free in the middle and looks like he has a simple finish, but Lindelof gets a small touch on the ball to take it away from the head of the striker.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:06

Villa get the ball rolling again. United will move up to third in the Premier League if they secure all three points and Southampton retain their lead against Newcastle.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:05

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:05

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

15:02

United have been the better team so far and should have scored more in the first 45 minutes. Sancho and Fernandes have stretched the pitch, with Young struggling to deal with the pace and close control of Sancho. Rashford has also been outstanding and has made the most of Villa holding a high line. He has been able to break through the middle of the pitch by sitting on the last defender, with United's first goal coming from his quick thinking. As for Villa, they have had moments of promise but have not seriously challenged De Gea. They have been too slow in possession and must break forward faster if they want to catch the United defence cold. Buendia has been good at linking the attack but has not got on the ball enough.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:58

United have the lead at the break after a goal from Fernandes. Casemiro created the chance, heading the ball over the top of the Villa defence and straight to Rashford, with the England international bursting towards the goal. His low shot was pushed away by Martinez, with Fernandes scoring the rebound. Rashford had their first chance of the game but curled his attempt wide of the post before the flag went up for offside. Sancho then drove inside from the left before finding Casemiro in the middle of the box, but he was denied the opener by the crossbar. Villa's best opportunity of the half came through Moreno. He collected the ball after Watkins was unable to turn in Buendia's cross, lashing his attempt straight at De Gea.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:50

HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 ASTON VILLA

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:50

SAVE! Young takes the ball off Eriksen inside the Villa box but sends his clearance straight to Fernandes. He chests it down before unleashing a shot from the edge of the box, but Martinez makes a diving save.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:49

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:48

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:48

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:47

There will be two minutes of additional time.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:47

Sancho has been lively in the first 45 minutes. He bursts down the left and powers a low cross into the six-yard box. Sabitzer is there but cannot turn the ball into the back of the net.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:45

Villa look for a quick response. Luiz has the ball in the middle of the pitch and sends a pass down the left to Moreno. The left-back pushes it past Dalot who slides in but sends the ball out for a goal-kick.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:43

United have avoided defeat in their last seven matches when scoring the opening goal in the Premier League dating back to 22nd January 2023 against Arsenal (L2-3).

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:41

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:40

Goal Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:40

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:40

Watkins gets between Eriksen and Malacia to attempt an overhead kick from inside the box, but his attempt goes well over the bar.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:39

What a tackle! Buendia races forward with the ball and slides a throughball into the path of McGinn who gets down the left side of the box. He has a chance to shoot, but Malacia spots the danger and gets across to make a slide tackle.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:37

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:37

PENALTY SHOUT! Sabitzer has the ball on the left and plays a disguised pass into the box. The ball bounces against the ground before hitting the arm of Young who was rushing back. The home side want a penalty, but Young's arms were against his side.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:34

Young has the ball and switches possession to Moreno on the other side. The Spaniard runs forward with the ball before curling a cross into the box, but Shaw is there and heads it away.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:33

Martinez kicks the ball straight to Dalot, with the right-back collecting the ball just past the halfway line. He has a chance to drive forward with the ball but decides to wait for options in possession and plays a simple pass across to Shaw.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:32

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:30

BAR! Sancho gets on the end of a long pass out of the defence and rushes into the box, forcing Young to run towards his own goal. The winger then cuts the ball back to Casemiro in the middle of the box, with the former Real Madrid crashing the bar with his curling strike.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:30

Sancho gets the ball on the right and drives inside before laying a pass into the feet of Dalot. He then plays a pass to Fernandes, with the United captain looking to play the ball down the right to Sancho who continues his run. However, his pass is intercepted.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:29

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:27

Sancho is screaming for a penalty but the referee ignores his claims. He tries to dribble the ball between two defenders on the left side of the box, but the ball is taken away from his feet with Villa regaining possession.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:24

Eriksen has the ball in the middle third of the pitch and looks to slide a pass to the right with Fernandes getting forward. However, his pass is too wide and Moreno is there to intercept.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:23

SAVE! Chance for Villa. Ramsey has the ball just outside the box and slides a pass into the feet of Buendía. The former Nowich City man gets to the byline on the right and plays a pass through the legs of Shaw and across the box. Watkins is too far ahead of the ball and Dalot pokes it away but only has far as Moreno who blasts a show shot towards the goal. De Gea gets across and blocks his effort.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:21

United are unbeaten in 14 Premier League home games (W11 D3), the longest current ongoing run in the division. Their last defeat at Old Trafford was against Brighton on the opening weekend of the season.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:21

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:21

Fernandes bursts down the right wing to get on the end of a long pass out of the defence and whips a cross into the box. Martinez is in a good position to deal with it, but slips and cannot get there. However, he is lucky as the ball is too far ahead of Sabitzer who cannot get there for a simple finish.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:17

Sancho has the ball on the left and plays a pass inside to Casemiro. The midfielder then looks to poke the ball through to Rashford, but his first touch gets away from him. However, he inadvertently lays it into the path of Sabitzer who crashes a shot over from close range.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:17

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:15

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:15

Fernandes is in the middle of the action at the moment. This time he appears on the left and slides a pass into the box. Rashford runs away from Konsa, with the Villa man watching the ball rather than the man, unleashing a low shot that is saved by Martinez.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:14

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:14

Fernandes has the ball on the right flank and loops a pass over the top of the Villa defence. Rashford is in an offside position, so leaves it for Eriksen. However, Young gets across to block the United man, who pulls the defender back and gives away a free-kick just inside the box.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:12

Villa won this exact fixture 1-0 last season – they've not won consecutive away league games against United since March/August 1930.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:11

WIDE! The flag goes up but Rashford will be disappointed that he did not put the ball into the back of the net. Sabitzer has possession inside Villa's half and slides a through-ball between Mings and Konsa, with Rashford running through the middle. The forward is one-on-one with Martinez, but curls his attempt wide of the post.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:10

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:10

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:07

Sancho and Eriksen play a quick one-two on the left flank, allowing the England international to move into space down the wing. However, the flag goes up for offside against Sancho.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:05

Villa have kept the ball for the first few minutes of the game. Casemiro then gets the crowd going, throwing himself into a tackle with Luiz and winning a throw-in for United.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:02

United get this Premier League clash under way. Sabitzer plays the ball back to Casemiro.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:02

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

14:01

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

13:56

Following their 3-1 win at Villa Park in Emery's first game in charge in the reverse fixture, Villa are looking to complete their first league double over Man United since 1954-55.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

13:46

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

13:44

Emery has a settled eleven and names an unchanged team for the fourth successive game. Carlos is on the bench for the ninth match in a row and is waiting to make his first appearance since the second game of the season.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

13:41

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

13:40

United make two changes to the side that drew with Tottenham in their previous match. Malacia starts at left-back and replaces Wan-Bissaka in the defence, with Dalot moving back to his natural position on the right. Sabitzer also comes in for Antony and is positioned behind Rashford who leads the attack.

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