Manchester United snatched a dramatic victory at Villa Park tonight, as Scott McTominay’s late header secured all three points in a tightly contested match.
The Red Devils started brightly, taking the lead through Rasmus Hojlund in the first half. However, Douglas Luiz equalized for Villa after the break, setting the stage for a tense and exciting finale.
Villa pressed for a winner, creating several chances that were expertly denied by United’s goalkeeper, Andre Onana. Just when a draw seemed inevitable, McTominay rose highest to meet Diogo Dalot’s cross and secure a vital victory for the visitors.
This win extends United’s winning streak to four matches in all competitions and moves them within five points of fifth-placed Villa. Erik ten Hag’s side are now well-positioned for a push towards Champions League qualification, while Villa’s hopes of securing a top-four finish have suffered a blow.
Despite creating numerous opportunities, Villa were ultimately left rueing their missed chances. However, this result does little to diminish their impressive season so far, with their fifth-place position still promising a strong finish to the campaign.