In their first game since British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe agreed to buy up to a 25% stake in the 20-time league champions, Eric ten Hag’s team got off to a terrible start and were booed by their own fans in the first half.
But it completely changed the atmosphere thanks to two goals from Alejandro Garnacha and a winning goal from Rasmus Højlund.
I think our fans deserved it. They always support us and we have had so many setbacks. So I’m very happy with the way this team played, said Unai’s managerMinutes.
Brailsford, who is sporting director of Ratcliffe-owned INEOS Sport, sat in the director’s seats at the stadium and must have heard loud shouts after Dendoncker doubled Villa’s lead, while away fans sang Old Trafford falls and cheered Ten Hag chanting You’ll be sacked in the morning.
United went into the game.
Third-placed Villa were poised to climb into second place and level on points with leaders Liverpool, but the game changed completely after the break.
Garnacho thought he had pulled a goal back just after the break, but his celebrations were cut short when his shot was ruled offside by VAR.
However, he was not
Garnacho scored his second goal in the 71st and Old Trafford exploded. Fernandes was involved again and his pass was deflected.He moved from Atalanta in the offseason.
This sparked wild celebrations from the home side’s fans and Ten Hag followed suit on the touchline.
I’m so happy the strikers scored today because that’s what we needed, Ten Hag said. ‘I know they are capable of it, Rasmus, Rashford and Garnacha. They are all good finishers and we have others. They have to show that in every game.
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