Peep peep! Manchester United continue their superb league form with a fourth successive three-goal victory. A dodgy penalty, won and scored by Bruno Fernandes, gave them the lead, but it was Mason Greenwood’s belter on the stroke of half-time that really shattered Villa. The second half was a stroll for United, with Paul Pogba scoring the third after a nice corner routine with Fernandes. That’s your lot, goodnight!
70 min “Quite apart from all the VAR stuff, it must be noted just how limp Villa look and how poorly their captain is playing, says Andrew Donald. “Grealish barely attempted to block Pogba’s shot for the third goal and has the look of a man resigned to leaving at the end of the season.”
Yes, he doesn’t demand the ball nearly as much as he was a few months ago. There are a few possible reasons, but his morale looks very low.
67 min One important thing about Greenwood, which he showed again on his goal, is that he is brilliant at finding a bit of space 20 or 25 yards from goal – just enough space for him to turn and either run at the defence or launch one into the corner. That level of awareness is very unusual in a teenager.