Manchester United’s winning run in pre-season came to a halt, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by fellow Premier League campaigners Aston Villa at the Optus Stadium in the Australian City of Perth.
The Red Devils took the lead in the 25th minute through England international Jadon Sancho, who registered his third goal in pre-season, while a Matt Cash own goal in the 42nd minute doubled United’s advantage going into the break.
Aston Villa responded early in the second half through Jamaican forward Leon Bailey, who scored in the 49th before a 90th minute equalizer from Calum Chambers saw the Villans earn a remarkable result over the high-flying Red Devils.
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FULL-TIME: Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa (C. Chambers)
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa (L. Bailey)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa
HALF-TIME: Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa (M. Cash OG)
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa (J. Sancho)
KICK-OFF: Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa
Aston Villa XI set to take on Man United in Perth, Australia. Philippe Coutinho, Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings form the attack weapons for the Villans.
Erik ten Hag has named a strong line-up for this game. A rejuvenated Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford will lead the frontline, while Donny van der Beek will get his chance to impress in midfield alongside Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes.