No Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United, which continues to search for its own identity under Ralf Rangnick. Because even though United took the lead early against a plucky Aston Villa, thanks to McTominay, it was again impossible to convince.
The visitors were the better team for most of the game, but luck was not on their side. Watkins aimed the equalizer on the crossbar before half time.
After the coffee, Aston Villa poked the ball against the net. Ings signed for the equalizer, but after an excruciatingly slow intervention by the VAR it remained 1-0. The goal was presumably disallowed for a foul by Ramsey in the build-up.
Moments later, the Villans again had a hard time when a Watkins goal was disallowed for Ings’ offside. Despite the setbacks, the visitors kept chasing a goal, but they couldn’t score anymore. The best chance was for the home side. Rashford’s sights were off.