Mason Greenwood lit issues up but once more as he helped Manchester United to a cushty 3-Zero victory at Aston Villa.
The 18-year-old’s sensible strike on the stroke of half time put the Pink Devils two up after Bruno Fernandes’ penalty had given them the lead.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males have been superior to their relegation-threatened opponents they usually bought a deserved third due to a composed strike by Paul Pogba.
The consequence places United on the cusp of the coveted prime 4 spots as they’re only a level behind fourth-placed Leicester.
In the meantime, Villa are getting ever nearer to dropping their prime flight standing as they’re now 4 factors off security with 4 matches to go.
Villa lower a facet bereft of concepts and perception all through the second half however that’s not how they began the sport.
Jack Grealish had a fantastic probability to check David de Gea however the Villans’ captain’s left-footed volley which sailed over the bar.
De Gea was later overwhelmed by an effort from Trezeguet however the Spaniard was delighted to see the ball strike the submit.
The guests then took extra management of the sport and gained a penalty after Ezri Konsa was adjudged to have fouled Fernandes within the field. The Portuguese made no mistake from twelve yards, sending Pepe Reina the flawed manner as he arrowed his low effort into the nook.
And simply earlier than the break, a second of Greenwood magic.
Some good work by Anthony Martial noticed the Pink Devils counter assault at a fast price, Greenwood obtained the ball in a harmful place however handed to the Frenchman. The ball was then given again to Greenwood who unleashed a surprising right-footed strike previous Reina.
United have been by no means going to lose it however ought to have prolonged their lead with a header by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, whereas Marcus Rashford’s aim wasn’t given as a result of Pogba was in Reina’s eyeline whereas stood in an offside place.
However Pogba made up for it moments later with a aim of his personal. Fernandes’ fast nook to the sting of the field discovered Pogba, who caressed the ball past the onrushing defenders and into the web. It was comfy for United from then on.