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Man of the Match result

Danny Welbeck - 40 per cent

Antonio Valencia - 32 per cent

Wayne Rooney - 28 per cent

15/12/2013 19:48, Report by Ryan Grant

Welbeck tops Twitter poll

Danny Welbeck received the Man of the Match accolade for his performance in Manchester United's 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

The striker produced a superb attacking display and scored twice early on to help the Reds to an important victory at Villa Park. Subsequently, 40 per cent of fans voting on United's official Twitter account @ManUtd picked out Welbeck as the game's stand-out performer.

Reds boss David Moyes was full of praise for Welbeck after the match, who spearheaded United's attack in the absence of the injured Robin van Persie

"Danny Welbeck is someone who we know needs to continue scoring goals," said Moyes. "He was good today, I thought he was a threat and he maybe could have had another one or two goals. It would have been nice for him to get a hat-trick but nevertheless two's a good tally for him."

Antonio Valencia, with 32 per cent of the votes, and Wayne Rooney, on 28 per cent, were the other players nominated for the Twitter poll by MUTV pundits Lou Macari and Colin Gibson.

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