Who was United's Man of the Match against Aston Villa?

Tuesday 26 December 2023 22:48

Manchester United completed an emphatic second-half comeback at Old Trafford to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

Trailing by two goals as the second-half began - after John McGinn and Leander Dendoncker both found the net in the first period - Erik ten Hag's men scored three times through both Alejandro Garnacho (two) and Rasmus Hojlund.

Sending the Theatre of Dreams into a state of delirium, the Reds ensured a Boxing Day to remember, as we marked our final home game of 2023 in superb fashion.

With plenty of standout performers to choose from, we asked you, the fans, for your Man of the Match via our official platforms.
Who was United's Man of the Match against Aston Villa?poll

Who was United's Man of the Match against Aston Villa?

Captain Bruno Fernandes was in fine form as per, buzzing around the pitch winning the ball back and spraying the play to help push the Reds forward on multiple occasions.

As per Statman Dave, he completed the most passes in the final third (30) and also created the most chances with (4).

Fellow midfielder Kobbie Mainoo was also superb, as he continues to impress under Ten Hag so far this term.

He had a whopping 49 touches and also won five out of six aerial duties, in another impressive display from the 18-year-old all in all.

There was also striker Hojlund, who finally got off the mark in the Premier League with a well-taken finish, completing our comeback in the process.

Sparking jubilant scenes in the Stretford End, the 20-year-old was clearly over the moon and celebrated wildly on an evening to remember.

But dominating our exclusive poll with a whopping 80 per cent of the voting, there was only going to be one winner...

Hojlund: I am the happiest man alive


Read Rasmus Hojlund's wholesome response when asked about his first Premier League goal.

It was Garnacho who scooped the award this evening, after his fine performance in which he found the net twice in the second period.

The teenager was a livewire throughout and capped off a fine team display with two well-taken goals.

Speaking to Amazon Prime after the win, our no.17 was clearly thrilled.

"It’s a great feeling," he said. "We are Manchester United.

"We are 2-0 down and we never give up. It’s a great comeback from the team.

"We keep pressing and I’m very happy for Rasmus [Hojlund] to also get his goal.

"Too many people talk about the strikers at Manchester United never score goals or assist but today, Marcus Rashford with the assist, and us with the goals so we are happy."

Congratulations, Alejandro!