MANCHESTER: A goal from Scott McTominay’s early header ensured Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the third round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford just moments ago.
While the success was a relief for United manager Ralf Rangnick, it featured a performance that proved a lot of work needs to be done if United want to challenge for any title.
Villa must have wondered how they failed to respond to McTominay’s opening goal in the eighth minute despite showing a dominant performance after two attempts hit the post as well as forcing David De Gea to save several tries and two goals disallowed.
McTominay welcomed Fred’s curling pass to give the hosts a good start but then struggled to curb Villa’s urge to play better.
The win gave 12 -time FA Cup winners United a meeting against second division side Middlesbrough.