Mings plays a simple five-yard pass out of play. Villa are rattled. They looked slightly unsure of themselves even before Martinez’s howler. Very strange, given how well they played in patches at Old Trafford last Monday.
Manchester United are in complete control right now, pinging the ball around with calm confidence in their sky blue shirts. Squint and you could be watching Pep’s City.
Fred curls one in from the right. Elanga rises above Cash at the near post, and heads into the side netting. He should have done better, with Martinez, his head presumably swimming, out of position and flapping a little.
Before the corner can be taken, Cavani requires some treatment. He looks to have twisted his knee while lunging for that cross. He hobbles off the pitch, but there’s no sub. He’s going to try to run it off.
Cash curls in low and hard from the right. The ball goes all the way through to Digne, bombing in from the opposite flank. Digne hits it first time, and creams it, but straight at De Gea.
Now Elanga whacks Konsa on the hip. No booking for that, either, though the challenge was less egregious than Cash’s. Nevertheless, Konsa felt that, and takes a while to get back up, still holding his side.
Bruno Fernandes second goal ⚽
Manchester United steal the ball and the Portuguese midfielder slots home to double their lead over Aston Villa ?pic.twitter.com/w62PiNUQAz
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Bruno Fernandes’s goal against Aston Villa ⚽️? pic.twitter.com/rKCHAIzqwH
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