United dropped points…again!

London, England, 7th November 2021. The Premier league winter ball during the Premier League match at the London Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-1310-0109

Manchester United faced Steven Gerrad’s Aston Villa at Villa Park, and they blew up a comfortable two-goal lead to drop points again in the Premier League. After finishing 2o matches, United are 7th in the point table with 32 points. If they continue to drop points like this, then United’s hopes of finishing on top four will be in danger. After getting a valuable point, Villa has moved up to 13th place in the Premier League, on 23 points after 20 games. Man United betting is not a good choice this season.

The first half was quite impressive for the Red Devils as they opened their scoresheet with a goal from Bruno Fernandes after a howler from Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez following an early long-distance strike. They had great control over the game, and they did not allow Villa to strike back in the first half.

United added the second goal in the 67th minute as the Portuguese midfielder completed the brace. United’s pressing and control they had in the first half was slowly going down, and Villa took advantage of it. Aston Villa’s new arrival Philippe Coutinho came on in the second half, and that’s when Aston Villa started to take control of the game. Coutinho came off the bench 68 minutes for midfielder Morgan Sanson.

In the 77th minute, Coutinho assisted Jacob Ramsey to open their account. Now it was Coutinho’s time to become a hero after a tough spell with FC Barcelona. In the 81st minute, he linked up with Ramsey and scored the equaliser of Aston Villa, and they rescued one point.

United was without Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford, who interim boss Ralf Rangnick said were unavailable due to injury. Teenager Anthony Elanga started in their place, with Jadon Sancho named on the bench.

After the match, Bruno Fernandes told the media that the first half was really great for the Red Devils. He added: “We let the result escape at the end.” Nevertheless, the first half-an-hour was a template for future performances.”

Rangnick decided not to make some sudden substitutes. After the game, he justified his decision. Rangnick made a double change with the introductions of Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard in the 89th minute, but by then.

“I mean, obviously, after we scored the second goal, I was thinking of a back three,” Rangnick explained. “But my worry was that if we did that, we would be pinned back too much, in the end, it still happened. If I could do it again, I would probably change to a different formation, to a back three.

“After being 2-0 up, it might have been a wrong signal to the team to drop too far back and when we played proactive today we pressed them and were able to put them under pressure and had our best moments today.” He added.

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