Manchester United saw their push for the Top Four suffer a setback, as they were humbled 3-1 by Aston Villa at Villa Park.
The hosts were quick off the blocks as two goals from Leon Bailey and Lucas Digne in the opening eleven minutes saw Aston Villa put their noses in front.
Luke Shaw’s effort was deflected in by Jacob Ramsey as the Red Devils pulled one back, but Ramsey atoned for his earlier own goal with a fine effort in the 49th minute as new gaffer Unai Emery won his first match in what was his debut at Villa Park.
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FULL-TIME AT VILLA PARK: Aston Villa 3-1 Manchester United
49′ MIN: Villa come flying out the blocks, Ollie Watkins pulling the ball back for Jacob Ramey, who guides it into the top corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Aston Villa 3-1 Manchester United (J. Ramsey)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT VILLA PARK: Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester United
HALF-TIME AT VILLA PARK: Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester United
45′ MIN: A huge deflection off Jacob Ramsey means Luke Shaw gives Man United a lifeline going into the break.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester United (J. Ramsey – own goal)
11′ MIN: Wow! Lucas Digne whips a glorious free-kick from 25 yards over the wall and into the near corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Aston Villa 2-0 Manchester United (L. Digne)
7′ MIN: What a start to life under Unai Emery! Jacob Ramsey plays in Leon Bailey, who bursts past the Man Utd defence and slots the ball past David De Gea.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United (L. Bailey)
KICK-OFF AT VILLA PARK: Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United
Argentine youngster Alejandro Garnacho makes his first Premier League start for the Red Devils, Donny van de Beek keeps his place in the starting line-up, Marcus Rashford replaces the suspended Bruno Fernandes while Cristiano Ronaldo shall captain the side at Villa Park.
Unai Emery has unveiled his first-ever starting line-up since his appointment as boss of the Villans. Ollie Watkins, Leon Bailey and Emiliano Buendia are in the XI for the home side.