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Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United LIVE REACTION: McTominay scores late winner to give huge boost to Red Devils’ Champions League hopes



Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United LIVE REACTION: McTominay scores late winner to give huge boost to Red Devils' Champions League hopes

Aston Villa 1-2 Man United: REACTION

Erik ten Hag is delighted with his side’s crucial three points.

“It is a massive win for us,” the Man United boss told Sky Sports.

“We’ve got closer and that was the aim for today. That was absolutely our target and we’ve done it.

“The way we did it, I liked it. I especially liked the first 20 minutes when we controlled the game.

“At 1-1 we had to fight back and we are really happy for today.

“It was so open and it could go two ways but we found the mentality and character to win the game. The subs also had an impact.

“Scott [McTominay] is great. He can score many goals. He’s always coming into positions to score goals.

“We knew Scott would get into the box and can score goals.”

Aston Villa 1-2 Man United: REACTION

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand takes aim at Douglas Luiz for his celebration after his equaliser.

The Brazilian shimmied in front of his fans after scoring but the Red Devils went on to grab a late winner…

Aston Villa 1-2 Man United: REACTION

Harry Maguire has also given his thoughts on the win.

He said: “I think we started well, scored to deservedly lead and then the tempo of our pressing dropped off and we weren’t aggressive enough.

“We allowed them back in and we conceded from a set-play which really disappointing at a place like this.

“Great spirit and fight to come back and Scott [McTominay] is the match-winner again. It’s an amazing feeling but we’d like to make it a little more easy for ourselves.

“Scott has come on in numerous games this year and made the difference for us.

“We had to dig deep in the second half think we did in the end and deserved the win.”

Aston Villa 1-2 Man United: REACTION

Winning goalscorer Scott McTominay has reacted to a crucial win for Man United this evening.

McTominay told Sky Sports: “We started really well, but they are a really good team and came back into it and caused us problems.

“The guys at the back were immense, particularly Harry [Maguire] and Raphael [Varane]. It was a top-level performance and a deserved win in the end.

“Every game you win is massive for taking a step forward and confidence for the boys.

“It is all positive but it is about repeating it and not getting too far ahead of ourselves when we win a few.”

Speaking about his goal, he said: “It was an unbelievable cross to be fair, whipped with a lot of pace. I just needed it to hit my head and get it on target.

“Full credit to the boys, we created a lot of good chances which may go unnoticed.”

Aston Villa 1-2 Man United: REACTION

Scott McTominay has scored more goals in the Premier League this season than in his previous three campaigns combined (6).

His four goals as a sub are the joint-most in the competition this term (also four by João Pedro).

The man for the big occasion!

Aston Villa 1-2 Man United: REACTION

The gap between Man United and Aston Villa is reduced to five points thanks to Scott McTominay’s late winner.

Erik ten Hag’s side have given a massive boost to their chances of finishing in the Champions League places.

Anything but a win at Villa Park would have left them a long way away from their goal!

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