Birmingham, July 10
Bruno Fernandes transformed a contentiously awarded penalty on Thursday to set Manchester United on its solution to a 3-Zero win over Aston Villa that featured a primary purpose of the season by Paul Pogba and one other spectacular strike by teenager Mason Greenwood.
United eased to a fourth straight Premier League win however solely after going forward in controversial circumstances within the 27th minute, with the guests incomes a penalty for a visit on Fernandes regardless that the playmaker appeared to commit a foul himself on Villa defender Ezri Konsa.
Fernandes despatched goalkeeper Pepe Reina the unsuitable manner for his seventh purpose since becoming a member of from Sporting Lisbon in January and he additionally arrange Pogba for United’s third purpose within the 58th minute with a pinpoint move from a nook.
Pogba did the remaining, curling dwelling from the sting of the world for his first purpose in any competitors in an injury-plagued season for the France worldwide.
Greenwood scored in between, his fourth purpose within the final three video games, and it was one other demonstration of the 18-year-old ahead’s means to attain off both foot.
This time it was together with his proper, as he collected Anthony Martial’s quick move on the finish of a fast counterattack and smashed in a rising end from the sting of the world.
United stayed in fifth place however moved to inside some extent of fourth-place Leicester with 4 video games remaining. A fifth-place end will probably be sufficient to qualify mechanically for the Champions League this season except second-place Manchester City manages to get its two-year European ban overturned within the courts.
United performs Leicester within the remaining spherical of the season on July 26.
Villa dropped to next-to-last place on Thursday and is 4 factors from security because the staff appears to be like to keep away from relegation after only one season again within the high flight. AP