Emi Martinez: 8/10
Made some superb saves to secure his second clean sheet in a row. Cool, calm, and collected in goal, Martinez was a key factor in cutting out a number of long ball efforts from Manchester United.
Matty Cash: 8/10
The wing-back caused United plenty of grief on both sides of the ball. Cash’s performances this season have well and truly grown on a game-by-game basis and long may that continue!
Ezri Konsa: 8/10
The always reliable Konsa was solid as a rock at Old Trafford. Seems to be benefiting from Austin Macphee’s set piece coaching as the defender latched onto a cross that was not too far from finding the back of the United goal.
Kortney Hause: 10/10
A perfect performance from the 26-year-old as he dealt with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes with a strong demeanor. Purposeful in attack as well, heading home the eventual match winner in the 88th minute and was extremely unlucky to be called for a handball only moments after.
Tyrone Mings: 8/10
The Villa captain led with calmness and purpose at Old Trafford, often dictating the pace of play out from the back.
Matty Targett: 7/10
Struggled early on, but slowly grew into the game. Even though Villa won, he’ll surely be annoyed with his open goal miss early in the first half, with Matty Cash supplying a superb ball across the United goal.
John McGinn: 8/10
Assured and full of purpose on the day, McGinn charged forward on a number of occasions. Helped maintain the Villa midfield’s shape, which was always going to be key against a threatening Manchester United attack.
Douglas Luiz: 8/10
Kept things ticking over in the middle of the park and often helped restrict the opposition attack down the midfield of the pitch. Did not necessarily standout on the day, but the Brazilian supplied the cross in which Kortney Hause scored from.
Jacob Ramsey: 8/10
Roamed throughtout the midfield with a sense of calmness that most 20-year-old professionals certainly do not possess. Ramsey’s ability to move through tight channels was an important factor in terms of how Villa were able to move the ball forward.
Ollie Watkins: 6/10
Was pretty limited in terms of the goal scoring efforts, finding himself offside on a number of occasions. Will rue his one-on-one chance with David De Gea as he fired it directly at the United keeper. On the other hand, Watkins’ movement going forward created space for Villa, which has always been a key factor.
Danny Ings: 5/10
A tough afternoon for the Villa attacker, who struggled to complete a number of passess throughout the duration of the game. Ings’ movement going forward has been a key factor in Villa’s success thus far this season, but he’ll be hoping for more goal scoring opportunities in the near future.
Emi Buendia (78 mins): N/A
Cameron Archer (86 mins): N/A
MAN OF THE MATCH: Kortney Hause
The Villa defender scored the winner from a powerful header in the 88th minute and always looked assured on the ball throughout the match. Hause has certainly given Dean Smith food for thought going into the next match as the defender slotted into the Villa defense seamlessly.