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Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for the latest score, team news and updates as Man United travel to Villa Park as they to reduce the eight point deficit between themselves in sixth place and Aston Villa who sit on 46 points in fifth. 

Man United look to shut up shop with defensive changes

Amrabat is on for Mainoo, Evans on for Hojlund.

Matty Cash whacked a left-footed strike at goal but Onana rose well and caught it comfortably.

WATCH: Scott McTominay potentially heads in the winner – and delights with fans!

Aston Villa 1-2 Man United – Villa subs

Alex Moreno is off for Lucas Digne.

John McGinn is off for Nicolo Zaniolo.

Aston Villa 1-2 Man United – Scott McTominay scores!

Unbelievable! Scott McTominay has restored United’s lead!

Mainoo teed up Dalot, who swung in a delectable first-time cross, and McTominay rose to thunder home the header.

His entry looked to have taken the wing out of United’s sails as Rashford had been so good, but he’s back on the scoresheet in Fergie Time! He’s used to late goals, isn’t he?

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What a finely poised game we have on our hands.

It was one-way traffic for a few minutes, with Douglas Luiz being treated to a salvo of chances, but United have quelled the onslaught and rediscovered their rhythm.

Casemiro sweps a long ball over to Dalot on the right wing as United put Villa under pressure.

WATCH: Douglas Luiz scores after pinball in the box

Aston Villa 1-1 Man United

Profligate from Diaby, who hares down on goal and cuts inside but curls a shot beyond the pale. Maguire gave him space and he didn’t capitalise.

Manchester United's Victor Lindelof, left, is challenged by Aston Villa's Moussa Diaby during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

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Again, Douglas Luiz with the chance!

Dalot produced a woeful response to a cross into the box, clearing it all of five yards to Luiz, but the ball bounces as it coms to him and he can only produce a blunt shot. Easy for Onana.

Aston Villa 1-1 Douglas Luiz – Luiz shot blocked and subs

The whole of the west Midlands stood still as Douglas Luiz received the ball on the edge of the area.

Unfortunately he also stood still too long, pondering the why and how of the chance he had. He whacked it too late and Varane blocked.

Could have easily been 2-1 if he picked a spot sooner and went for it because he had a couple of seconds to think.

Tielemans relaces Bailey, McTominay replaces Rashford.

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Villa Park is deafening, bouyant, and raucous. Wow, how that goal has changed things.

Garnacho nearly popped the bubble as he went close with a curlig effort as he ran across goal, but it trickles wide.

Moussa Diaby has been booked for a foul on Fernandes.

Aston Villa 1-1 Man United – Douglas Luiz scores!

It’s Holte End hysterics as Douglas Luiz equalises!

Villa swung a corner in and Onana made a fantastic save as Lenglet jabbed towards goal from long range. Moreno had got on the corner at the back post and diverted it back into the mixer.

But the attack wasn’t over. A deflected shot from Bailey landed in the path of Luiz, who could hardly believe his luck as he swiped it in for his seventh goal of the season.

Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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Diaby replaces Kamara

Kamara hobbles off as Mousa Diaby comes on. It’s not clear how, but he picked up a knee injury while clsoing down Casemiro and is take off. A positive change from Emery, bringing on Diaby, who almost makes an immediate impact as he forces Fernandes to turn away his cross for a corner.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United – great attack but a booking for Cash

United have won 73 per cent of aerial duels in this game, a testament to their dominance in the air.

But not this time. United squander a corner and Villa launch a devastating counter-attack, with Bailey on his skates and evading all chasers.

He tries to play in Ramsey but the final ball is poor.

Meanwhile, Cash is booked after fouling Rashford and ending up in a tangled heap on the floor with him, and Maguire can’t quite get on the end of Fernandes’ cross.

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After a bleating few minutes, Villa have found their grove again.

As if playing rugby, Moreno, Watkins, Cash, Kamara, and Bailey were all involved in a quickfire sideways move across the pitch, fizzing the ball to the next one along beofre Bailey had a lunge towards the goal and won a corner with his effort.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Villa need to watch their high line.

Casemiro nearly took out seven men their with one dinked pass over the top. Martinez was quick off his line to beat Hojlund to it but the Dane was untracked by any defenders.

Defending high can work a treat – it caught Garnacho out a few minutes ago – but it can lead to almighty embarrassments against young, hungry attackers.

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Garnacho wins a corner after Alex Moreno deflects his shot from inside the area.

United have started this half strongly. In particular, Rashford has been an absolute menace on the ball and is playing with real swagger. Villa are mere spectators when he’s on the ball.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on February 11, 2024 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Almost a fantastic solo goal for Rashford there, who swivelled and twisted past four men in the box… before producing a limp shot for Emi Martinez to play with.

At the other end, Cash intercepts an aimless Lindelof pass, Cash drives a ball into the box, and Onana saves a Watkins blast from point-blank range before the deflection is booted out for a corner.

Chances at both ends to start this half!

Manchester United's English striker #10 Marcus Rashford runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa has a shot saved by Andre Onana of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on February 11, 2024 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Lindelof on for Shaw

Erik ten Hag has made a change coming into the second half – Lindelof has come on as a straight swap for Shaw.

Fans will be concerned if there is yet another spell on the sidelines beckoning for Shaw.

WATCH: Roy Keane and Paul Merson break down Hojlund’s goal

‘Hojlund has confidence and belief. He’s just stood there, one touch, finish. United have been really good in terms of set-pieces.’ – Roy Keane, February 11, 2024

If you just can’t get enough of the major talking point from the first half, why not listen to Keane and Merson have a chinwag about it?

Second half incoming soon.

Reaction to Hojlund’s first half: ‘This is the beast we paid for!’

Plenty of admiration coming in for Rasmus Hojlund, who is on a hot streak for Manchester United. The man who previously couldn’t hit a barn door is, for now, the veritable master of barn doors.

One fan, though, suggested his goal in the first half was just a simple tap-in and nothing more. Thoughts? Are United fans getting too excited?

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HALF-TIME: Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United – Mainoo and Lenglet booked

Kobbie Mainoo is on the naughty step after bowling into McGinn as Villa tried to counter. Probably needed to do it and few complaints.

Lenglet booked as well, perhaps for dissent.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Alex Moreno tried buying a penalty there as he went down under the moderate pressure from Dalot.

The Villa circus was right behind their left-back with vehement protests but he had little chance with that one – not even if one of his mates was the referee! There was contact, but not enough.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Diogo Dalot of Manchester United tackles Alex Moreno of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on February 11, 2024 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

A wayward free-kick fro John McGinn almost goes in!

His left-footed in-swinger flew nowhere near anybody but did almost sink in at the near post, with Onana scrambling to save. He should have easily collected the effort but fumbled and gave away a corner.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Fernandes is getting a stern telling off after sliding in and taking out Bailey on the right flank.

The winger had four men around him and Fernandes was to one to snap at his prancing heels.

Lucky to not be booked, there.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United clashes with Leon Bailey of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on February 11, 2024 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Even though play has moved on, Maguire has still been jabbering in the referee’s ear about the Casemiro booking.

Mainoo tried to catch Villa out with an early ball over the top to Hojlund, but he gives away possession and Villa come back at the other end.

McGinn almost slalomed his way through the morass of bodies in the box but the ball escaped is control and eventually it ends up in the loving, relieved hands of Onana.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United – Casemiro booked

Casemiro is the first to go in Robert Jones’ book after hardly touching cash at all, but the right-back threw himself to the ground. He was moving at pace, so the slightest touch can affect you, in fairness.

It’s been quite a bloodthirsty game, this. Lots of crunching tackles but that wasn’t one of them – Casemiro could have applied more force by just blowing at the back of him, such was the weakness of the contact.

Manchester United's Casemiro is shown a yellow card during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Really inventive stuff from Villa. Watkins, Ramsey, douglaz Luiz, and Bailey all combined as they strung together a pass-and-move attack down the left, but the final ball was overhit.

This is like chalk and cheese comparing them before and after the goal, but really good cheese.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Bailey looked like he was crossing a beach ball there as his effort from the right ballooned well over and nearly ended up near the opposite corner flag.

Villa look really refreshed since conceding. Perhaps if they concede another they’ll become like Man City!

Ramsey could have had a foul on the edge of the area after contact from Mainoo but nothing was given. Boos ring out.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Alex Moreno fed Ramsey the ball inside the area and he jinked to the right, but his curled shot rushed past the post and meant Onana didn’t have to work any harder.

A great stat for you – since United’s goal, Villa have had 80 per cent of the ball… though that will literaly be changing as I type! Some way to respond.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Onana is down after a collision with Watkins.

He did so well to close down Watkins as he bore down on goal and smothered his shot well, but he looks dazed after they smashed into each other.

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Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Herculean hands from Onana!

John McGinn unleashed a red-hot shot from outside the area but United’s ‘keeper saves. Didn’t have to move much but he did have to have hands made of brick to bounce that out.

WATCH: Rasmus Hojlund gives Man United the lead

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

Villa have finally had their firts corner (United have had four so far) but Varane rose above the crowd to powerfully head away Douglaz Luiz’s inswinger.

Villa have some renewed impetus now. Jacob Ramsey tried a shot from range but it had some turbo engines attached and whizzed high and wide.

Aston Villa 0-1 Man United – Rasmus Hojlund scores!

Hojlund scuffles it in after Maguire beats Kamara to the header from the corner!

He’s slowly merging into Haaland, this Hojlund fella. Five matches on the spn he’s scored now, and the way he found space in a packed box there was reminiscent of his rival across the city.

Be first to the second ball. Hojlund was, and he was rewarded handsomely. Instinctive and predatory.

It’s going to be death by set-pieces at this rate for Villa. They need to deal with them much better.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Rasmus Hojlund of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on February 11, 2024 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa 0-0 Man United

Garnacho, United’s whippersnapper on the right, nearly produced a moment of greatness there.

Dancing in from the flank, he unleashed a flying shot from 30 yards out and it almost went the right side of the post just by force of inevitability. But it wasn’t to be.

Aston Villa 0-0 Man United

Maguire heads over a corner and that could have easily been a goal.

Why is Kamara being asked to mark him? Doesn’t seem the most physically equitable solution to defending a corner from Aston Villa!

Villa have been under the cosh for a few minutes, now – Hojlund just had a big chance there but Diego Carlos slid in to divert his shot over.

A century for Emery… and almost off to a bad start!

Unai emery celebrates his 100th game as a Premier League manager today.

It was nearly off to a bad staet, there – Rashford blistered through the midfield unchallenged and found Garnacho to his right, but his ball across goal for Hojlund was turned away for a corner by Diego Carlos.

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, left, is challenged by Aston Villa's Clement Lenglet during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Aston Villa 0-0 Man United

Cash tried scooping a long ball over the top to Watkins, but Varane tracked the flight of the ball well and headed away.

United countered as Fernandes played Hojlund in behind, but he timed his run poorly and offside was given.

Villa have marginally had the best of it so far.

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Villa looked troublesome there, first breaking down the left through Ramsey and then trying their luck down the right.

Matty Cash gave away a foul on the right flank to end what was an encouraging attack.

Kick-off!

Manchester United, draped in white, get us underway, and within eight seconds the ball is at the feet of Onana. Looks like a slow-patient build from the Red Devils, but then Maguire takes a long punt forward and loses the ball.

The players are out!

The players have emerged from Aston Villa’s remarkably spacious tunnel and meet the din of Villa Park, fireworks, chanting, blowing steam, all of it.

I heard there was some thing called the Super Bowl scheduled for Las Vegas today, but this is much better, right?

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11:   Manchester United line up prior to the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on February 11, 2024 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Last preparations…

The players are back inside now, but here are some shots of their final warm-up preparations. Safe hands from Andre Onana!

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11:  Andre Onana of Manchester United warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on February 11, 2024 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
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Manchester United's Danish striker #11 Rasmus Hojlund (C) amd Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder #18 Casemiro (R) warm up ahead of during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Both managers have their say pre-match

Unai Emery and Erik ten Hag spoke to Sky Sports before the game.

Emery insisted his team have to get in the right mindset for eveyr match.

He said: ‘The message is keep going. Try to be focused, demanding, respectful of the opponent in everyting. Trying to play our best performance.’

‘We are trying to be consistent. You have to face teams that compete for the top five, top seven, top four.’

Meanwhile, Ten Hag’s stance was that this is a must-win game for their top four ambitions – but he was evasive over why he picked Varane above others.

He said: ‘We have to catch up. We know the position where we are – we got ourself in this position. Today has become a new step.

‘If we want to be in the top four, we have to win this game.

‘There are more players who can play left centre-half. What helps is Luke Shaw is back. Now we have our options we can look game to game.

‘Varane and Maguire, very strong, very expeirenced. We are quite confident.’

WATCH: Erik ten Hag calls this match ‘another final’

Today’s trip to Villa Park is ‘another final’, Erik ten Hag has claimed.

Don’t be expecting any trophies if you win this one, Erik!

His sentiment is right, though. Nine games separate United from the top four – losing to Villa today would see that become an 11-point gap as they will overtake Spurs.

Jacob Ramsey back in the starting XI

It’s a first start of 2024 in the Premier League for Jacob Ramsey.

A foot injury has majorly disrupted his campaign and he only managed to start a league game for the first time this season in December.

Welcome back, Jacob. He’ll get a good reception today.

Elsewhere…

It’s full time over at the London Stadium, where Arsenal have trounced West Ham 6-0. Of course Declan Rice had to score on his return.

A special bond between United’s midfield pairing

Casemiro and Kobbie Mainoo will be running the midfield today for Manchester United.

Ahead of the clash, Erik ten Hag has spoken of their blossoming relationship – and how Mainoo, 18, is learning from one of the best midfielders of this generation.

Milestone evening for Ollie Watkins!

A little look inside the Manchester United changing room…

This afternoon marks a special occasion… congrats are in order for Unai Emery!

This afternoon marks a special occasion. It will be Unai Emery’s 100th Premier League game. He will be hoping to secure all three points to make it a day to remember.

The Spaniard inherited a side languishing close to the relegation zone just under 15 months ago, but as it stands, they are in strong contention to claim a top four finish.

They have claimed 85 Premier League points across 2023, more than double their tally in the previous calendar year. So, it’s going pretty well so far!

Unai Emery’s thoughts ahead of the game this afternoon…

My concern and analysis of them is trying to understand their gameplan and to understand their qualities, collectively and individually. We have to try to stop them, starting with the goalkeeper because his build up is fantastic.

Their centre-backs like to play, building up and controlling ball possession, trying to get good combinations on the pitch. Luke Shaw is very dangerous and Diogo Dalot is in a good moment.

Casemiro is a very important player for them; they have very good wingers and strikers and that is my concern. The most important thing for me, individually and collectively, as a coach is to prepare trying to stop them.

Aston Villa team news…

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Diego Carlos, Lenglet, Alex Moreno, Kamara, Douglas Luiz, Bailey, Ramsey, McGinn, Watkins.

Subs: Tielemans, Digne, Torres, Diaby, Zaniolo, Olsen, Rogers, Kesler-Hayden, Iroegbunam.

Manchester United team news…

Man Utd: Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Shaw, Casemiro, Mainoo, Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Hojlund.

Subs: Bayindir, Lindelof, Amrabat, Eriksen, Diallo, Antony, Evans, McTominay, Forson.

Manchester United are in the building!

Early teams news for Manchester United… with Lisandro Martinez among those ruled out!

Lisandro Martinez has been ruled out for an extended period of time, while Mason Mount and Tyrell Malacia are not fit to return yet.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a doubt for the game and Anthony Martial remains sidelined.

Early teams news for Aston Villa… with Deadline Day signing Joe Gauci available!

Aston Villa’s Deadline Day signing Joe Gauci is available for the squad after returning from the Asia Cup. Meanwhile, Lucas Digne and Pau Torres are said to be making good progress but Ezri Konsa and Jhon Duran remain out.

Aston Villa supporting a good cause ahead of today’s game…

What happened last time these two teams met each other?

Well… it wasn’t Aston Villa night. They fell to a 3-2 Boxing Day defeat at Manchester United having held at two-goal advantage at the break.

Not bad from Ollie Watkins! Will he add to his record later today?

Ollie Watkins, with 11 goals and 10 assists, is the first player to reach double figures for both in any of Europe’s top five leagues this season.

He’s also the first Villa player to achieve this in a top-flight campaign since Dwight Yorke in 1995-96. Not bad, eh?

Another look at this afternoon’s venue…

Aston Villa need to keep tabs on Bruno Fernandes this afternoon…

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes has scored a goal on all three of his visits to Villa Park and has seven goals in total in this fixture home and away.

Could Rasmus Hojlund be the secret to United’s success going forwards?

Could Rasmus Hojlund be the secret to Manchester United’s success going forwards? He has now scored in five of United’s last six games in all competitions.

The scene has been set for this afternoon’s fixture at Villa Park…

Aston Villa are scoring more goals this season than they did last season…

Villa have scored 49 Premier League goals this campaign, only two short of their total last season. They will be looking to surpass that tally this afternoon.

Manchester United have finally started to turn things around this year…

United’s win over West Ham has seen them put together a five-match unbeaten run. As a result, Erik ten Hag’s team have picked up 16 of their 38 points on the road this season – winning five, drawing one and losing five.

Manchester United should be feeling fresh for this afternoon’s fixture…

Manchester United should be feeling fresh for this afternoon’s fixture. They have had a full week to prepare for the game after a 3-0 victory against West Ham United last time out.

Aston Villa are looking to bounce back suffering FA Cup disappointment in midweek…

Meanwhile, Aston Villa are looking to bounce back suffering FA Cup disappointment in midweek. Chelsea progressed to round five with a 3-1 win in Wednesday’s replay, but Unai Emery is confident his men can walk away with a result in the Premier League this afternoon.

Manchester United are looking to extend their winning run over Aston Villa…

Manchester United are looking for a fourth consecutive victory over Aston Villa in all competitions, having come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the most recent meeting on Boxing Day.

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to Mail Sport’s live blog for the latest score, team news and updates as Manchester United travel to Villa Park.

The Red Devils will be looking to reduce the eight point deficit between themselves in sixth place and Aston Villa who sit on 46 points in fourth.

Key Updates

  • WATCH: Scott McTominay potentially heads in the winner – and delights with fans!

  • Aston Villa 1-2 Man United – Scott McTominay scores!

  • WATCH: Douglas Luiz scores after pinball in the box

  • Aston Villa 1-1 Man United – Douglas Luiz scores!

  • Reaction to Hojlund’s first half: ‘This is the beast we paid for!’

  • HALF-TIME: Aston Villa 0-1 Man United

  • WATCH: Rasmus Hojlund gives Man United the lead

  • Aston Villa 0-1 Man United – Rasmus Hojlund scores!

  • Both managers have their say pre-match

  • Aston Villa team news…

  • Manchester United team news…

  • Hello and welcome!

 







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