Manchester United suffered their fourth defeat of the Premier League season as Aston Villa got off to a dream start under new manager Unai Emery with an impressive 3-1 victory against Erik ten Hag’s side on Sunday.
Villa beat Brentford 4-0 in their last home game after Steven Gerrard was sacked but were beaten by the same scoreline at Newcastle last weekend.
Against Manchester United, Emery’s arrival clearly gave the team a boost and goals from Leon Bailey and Lucas Digne saw the home side take a 2-0 lead within 11 minutes at Villa Park.
Cristiano Ronaldo captained United in the absence of Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes, but the visitors struggled to match Villa’s intensity in the first half hour.
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United did improve towards the end of the first half, however, and pulled one back late in the opening period through Luke Shaw.
The timing of that strike looked like a psychological blow for the home side, but Villa came out strong again in the second half and restored their two-goal lead through Jacob Ramsey four minutes into the restart and secured a deserved win ahead. their fans. .
It’s only Villa’s fourth league win this season but it lifts them to 13th in the table.
United, meanwhile, squandered the chance to equalize Tottenham in fourth and stay in fifth place after their first defeat since the 6-3 loss to Manchester City in early October.