In a captivating encounter at Old Trafford, Manchester United overcame an early 2-0 deficit to secure a thrilling 3-2 victory against Aston Villa, with Alejandro Garnacho’s brace and Rasmus Hojlund’s historic winner stealing the spotlight.
The result propels United to the sixth position in the Premier League standings.
Aston Villa seemed in control after first-half goals from John McGinn and Leander Dendoncker, leaving Unai Emery’s side confident.
The mood at Old Trafford was tense as Erik ten Hag’s team faced a two-goal deficit, drawing boos from the crowd at halftime.
However, a remarkable turnaround unfolded, led by two goals from Alejandro Garnacho, shifting the atmosphere dramatically.
Rasmus Hojlund, the £72m summer signing, delivered a significant moment, scoring his first Premier League goal in his 15th appearance.
This landmark victory gained added significance as it coincided with Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s acquisition of a 25 percent stake in United, granting INEOS control over football operations.
The celebratory scenes at the final whistle reflected the team’s joy.
With three crucial points, Manchester United now sits in sixth place in the Premier League table. Aston Villa, meanwhile, remains in third place, missing an opportunity to level points with league leaders Liverpool.