Premier League Rasmus Hojlund with first Man United goal in Aston Villa comeback win

Manchester United emerged victorious against Aston Villa at Old Trafford, coming back from two goals down to win the game 3-2, in front of a buzzing Boxing Day crowd.

Erik ten Hag’s side trailed 2-0 at the interval after the visitors opened the scoring through a John McGinn set-play, that went straight in. Villa doubled their lead through Leander Dendoncker just five minutes later, again from a set-piece, this time a corner. However, the Reds returned from the halfway point with purpose.

Alejandro Garnacho thought he’d clawed one back but it was ruled by VAR to be offside. Undeterred, the Argentina international replied with a two goals in just over 10 minutes to get the Reds back on level terms.

The game needed a hero to step up and he duly did, in the form of Rasmus Hojlund, notching his first Premier League goal for the club, and what an important one it proved to be.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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