3 talking points from Manchester United’s comeback win against Aston Villa

Edinson Cavani-Manchester United

Manchester United turned it around against Aston Villa at Villa Park, winning the game 3-1 after an emphatic second-half performance. Traore shocked the Red Devils with a stunning goal in the first half, but the home side conceded three goals after the break as Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, and Edinson Cavani were all on target. The win also delayed the coronation of table leaders Manchester City.

An emphatic second-half performance from the Red Devils

Man United produced a stuttering first-half display as they found it hard against Villans’ defence. To make things worse, they were put on backfoot after Traore scored a brilliant goal. However, United improved in the second half as they showed their intentions from the beginning. There was more fluidity and vertically from the Red Devils, and it got paid off when Paul Pogba won a penalty, which Fernandes utterly utilised to level the score. Greenwood showed his magical touch in the second goal, and Cavani continued his excellent run by scoring the winner.

United’s impressive away record continues

United have been impressive in away games this season, not losing a single they had played before the Villa clash. And after trailing by a goal at the end of the first half, many would have doubted whether the streak would continue except the Red Devils, who knew they had been in such situations before and pulled off a comeback in the second half.

Greenwood and Cavani on scoresheet

Anthony Martial’s absence could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Red Devils, as they had Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani to share game-time between them. They both found back of the net to provide the lead and seal the fate of the match.

Greenwood surprised Mings with a quick turn and then plunged to the back of the net. He became highest goal scorer (16) as a teenager in Premier League. The Uruguayan replaced Greenwood on 65th minute. Cavani had a quite start his Premier League season, but enjoyed a very successful run of late. He has now scored 8 goals in the last 7 games. His overall tally of this season has risen to 15 goals and 4 assists, thus showing everyone that he is not a stop-gap signing.