Manchester United vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today



Solskjaer on Utd keeper battle and Villa

Manchester United look to bounce back from their midweek defeat by West Ham in the Carabao Cup with the visit of Aston Villa to Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side maintained their promising start to the season last weekend against the Hammers, securing a dramatic late victory at the London Stadium thanks to Jesse Lingard’s goal and David De Gea’s penalty save in stoppage time. Villa, meanwhile, blitzed Everton last weekend with a fine cameo from Leon Bailey, but they came just short midweek against Chelsea in the cup, with the European champions winning out on penalties.

Meanwhile the Norwegian boss inferred that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s comments last season have led to fewer penalties for United: “I don’t know, but there was a certain manager last [season] who was starting to worry about us getting penalties, and after that it seems like the decisions are more difficult to give. Surely I’ve seen a big, big difference since then on.”

Follow live updates from Old Trafford below, including goal updates from Stamford Bridge as the Red Devils’ fellow title contenders Chelsea and Man City battle it out simultaneously:

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53 mins: This is a worry for United. Harry Maguire is down and receiving treatment. Solskjaer will not want to lose his captain and centre back after already seeing Shaw taken off with an injury.

Jamie Braidwood25 September 2021 13:44

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51 mins: Watkins is offside again after receiving a pass in the box – it’s been all Villa to start this second half.

Jamie Braidwood25 September 2021 13:43

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49 mins: Chance for Villa! The ball breaks to Watkins in the United box but he can’t bring it under control as Ings goes to ground under Maguire.

Watkins was then given offside – so it may not have counted anyway.

Jamie Braidwood25 September 2021 13:41

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47 mins: Luiz hangs an inviting cross into the box which Varane does well to clear under pressure from Mings and Konsa.

Villa then win a corner through McGinn but Watkins is caught offside as the move breaks down.

Good start from the visitors though.

Jamie Braidwood25 September 2021 13:38

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45 mins: We’re back underway! No changes for Villa either.

Jamie Braidwood25 September 2021 13:35

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And that brings an end to what has been a very enjoyable first 45 minutes from Manchester United and Aston Villa.

It somehow remains goalless. Villa have had three clear chances inside the penalty box, with opportunities for Targett, Watkins and Konsa, while United forced a good stop from Martinez from Maguire’s header before Pogba went close before the break.

The visitors have played high and aggressive, and they’ve enjoyed several good spells of possession and attacking threat. Dean Smith’s system has allowed Matty Cash plenty of space out wide and Villa have had an extra man when going forward.

it’s leaving United plenty of space at the other end, however. Fernandes and Greenwood have been the brightest of United’s forwards. Ronaldo has not seen a great deal of the ball yet.

Jamie Braidwood25 September 2021 13:21

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45+2 mins: So close! Fernandes’ corner is met by Varane at the near post and the defender flicks the ball across the face. Pogba reacts at the back post but can’t steer his header into the net as it fades past the post.

There were quite a few home fans inside Old Trafford who thought that was in.

Jamie Braidwood25 September 2021 13:21

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45+1: Ronaldo hits the wall! But United win a quick corner.

There will be four minutes added on.

Jamie Braidwood25 September 2021 13:19

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