Player Ratings: Manchester United 1 Aston Villa 0 – Rashford the Match Winner

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Manchester United were bailed out by Marcus Rashford yet again after the 18-year old striker scored his 7th goal in 12 appearances. United were expected to breeze past the Villains, but somehow they anxiously held on for the win.

The 1-0 defeat tonight has now officially relegated Aston Villa to Championship, however, they could have snatched a late draw in the game when they had two close chances with one of them hitting the post.

Among individual performances, Wayne Rooney came back with a commanding display while Memphis Depay responded positively after getting selected in the starting XI. On that note, we take a look at the best and worst rated players from Old Trafford in our Manchester United vs Aston Villa Player Ratings.

Manchester United Player Ratings vs Aston Villa

De Gea (6), Valencia (6), Smalling (6), Blind (6), Rojo (5.5), Schneiderlin (6), Fellaini (6), Mata (6.5), Rooney (6.5), Memphis (6.5), Rashford (7)

Substitutes – Lingard (5), Martial (5), Fosu-Mensah (NA)

Tonight it was the case of players returning to the starting XI and delivering key performances. Mata, Rooney and Memphis played well and lead the way for Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

Aston Villa Player Ratings vs Man United

Guzan (5), Clark (5), Lescott (5), Hutton (5), Cissokho (5), Bacuna (5.5), Gueye (5), Sinclair (5.5), Westwood (5.5), Richardson (5), Ayew (5.5)

Substitutes – Gestede (6.5)

Man of the Match – In a game of very little quality, it was tough to pick a standout performer so it was a safe call to go with the match winner Marcus Rashford. The 18-year old forward has been the shining light in a dark season for Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal.

His movements in the box and ability to sense dangerous situations is impeccable for a player of his age. Van Gaal may be remembered at Old Trafford for giving this boy a chance sooner than everyone had expected.

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