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Man United 1-0 Aston Villa: Fernandes’ goal gives the Red Devils three points

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Man united News :-  Manchester United secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League on a tense afternoon at Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes’ first-half strike was the difference between the two sides, as the Red Devils moved a step closer to securing a spot in next season’s Champions League.

The game started off with a high tempo, and Marcus Rashford had a couple of early chances to put United in front, but his shots went off target. Marcel Sabitzer also had a go at goal, but his effort went over the bar.

At the other end, Villa’s Casemiro hit the bar with a powerful shot.

The breakthrough finally came for the hosts in the 39th minute, as Bruno Fernandes scored on the rebound after Rashford’s shot was saved by Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

The Portuguese midfielder’s goal was his 15th of the season in all competitions.

The second half was a tense affair as Villa put United under pressure, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side held on to secure the vital three points.

United’s defense, led by Victor Lindelof and Cristian Romero, did well to keep the visitors at bay.

The win gives United a six-point cushion over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and puts them in a strong position to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

They currently sit in third place, with six games left to play.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Eriksen, Casemiro, Lindelof, Sabitzer, Shaw, Bruno Fernandes, Dalot, Rashford, Sancho, Tyrell Malacia.

Substitutes: Maguire, J. Butland, Fred, Martial, Weghorst, Wan-Bissaka, Facundo Pellistri, Brandon Williams, Antony.

Aston Villa XI: Young, E. Martinez, Dendoncker, Álex Moreno, McGinn, Mings, Ollie Watkins, Buendia, Ngoyo, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey.

Substitutes: Traore, R. Olsen, Digne, Chambers, Carlos, Jhon Durán, Tommi O’Reilly, Kadan Young, Sebastian Revan.

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