Manchester United continue run in top-4 race with 2-1 win over Aston Villa in Premier League return

Manchester United continue romping run in top-4 race with narrow win over Aston Villa in Premier League reverse

Turning in five straight victories in all competitions over the course of the weekend, Manchester United’s odds of landing a finish in the Premier League top-4 continue to falter and falter, aided by their hard-fought 1-2 win in their league reverse against Aston Villa.

United, who enjoyed a splendid home victory over West Ham United over the couse of the weekend prior, saw goals from Rasmus Højlund, and a brace from Argentine winger, Alejandro Garnacho enough to breeze past David Moyes side and continue their hunt for UEFA Champions League places.

And sure to earn his very own special card this month in EA SPORTS FC 24, Højlund scored his fifth goal in as many games at Villa Park over the weekend, firing past Emi Martinez with a poachers finish inside 15 minutes. Players hoping to find cheap FIFA 24 coins can do so at the link provided, as the season rumbles to a dramatic close, with Liverpool fast setting the pace atop the Premier League table – in the hope of seeing out Jürgen Klopp’s reign with a domestic title win. 

Pegged back with less than half an hour to play in Birmingham, Villa equalized through Brazilian midfielder, Douglas Luiz – who fired in from close range, before emphatically dancing on his knees in front of Cameroonian shot-stopper, Andre Onana. 

However, former Manchester City prospect, Luiz celebrated his equalizer too early – with substitute midfielder, Scott McTominay providing his finishing touch from the bench once more – blasting a header outside the six yard box, following a whipping cross from Portuguese full back, Diogo Dalot. 

And with United’s travelling win over Villa at the weekend, Erik ten Hag’s side have seen their odds of landing a top-4 finish in the Premier League slashed as low as +700 – still behind Villa, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, and defending champions, Manchester City. 

Sharing his thoughts on United’s away day win over Villa – whom the Old Trafford side beat on Boxing Day back in December, the aforenoted, ten Hag described the travelling triumph as “massive”.

“It’s massive,” ten Hag explained. “It’s a massive win for us. We’ve got closer and that was the aim for today. It was absolutely our target and we did it. I think also the way we did it, I liked it. Of course, I liked especially the first 20 minutes when we were dictating the game.”

“After, I think we were dropping a little bit too much,” ten Hag continued. “We had our moments in the counter attacks, but to fight from 1-1 – really happy for today.” 

Returning to Premier League action next weekend, United travel to Luton Town and what’s sure to be a raucous atmosphere at Kenilworth Road – for a reassociation with both Tahith Chong, and center back academy prospect, Teden Mengi. 

With his continued run of form in recent weeks, Højlund has most definitely finally found his shooting boots as he leads the United line this season, scoring his eleventh goal in all competitions since his move from Serie A side, Atalanta. 

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