Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa: The Best Bits (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

4th, April 2015

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By Alan Duffy

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United outplayed Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday, with a 3-1 victory putting the Red Devils eight points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool and looking set for a return to next season’s Champions League.

Tim Sherwood’s Villa started well and it took until just before the break for the hosts to finally make the breakthrough, courtesy of a fine Ander Herrera finish after good work from full-back Daley Blind.

Villa did have chances themselves, with Jores Okore missing a great chance to equalise.

However, on 79 minutes, the hosts deservedly doubled their advantage, courtesy of an outstanding effort from Wayne Rooney…

A stunning strike…

Belgian hitman Christian Benteke did make the final minutes of the game more interesting when he scored after a Joe Cole centre.

However, a second from Herrera at the death secured all three points for the Mancunians.

While the Red Devils cement their place in the top-four, the Villans are now just three points above the drop-zone. Here’s the highlights…

Photos: Getty Images

Highlights: Footytube

Vine: Justin Quigley