Manchester United vs. Aston Villa (2-2): goals, summary, statistics and the best of the game for Matchday 22 of the Premier League | FOOTBALL-INTERNATIONAL

The stellar debut of the Brazilian Phillipe Coutinho with the Aston Villa decisively reactivated Steven Gerrard’s team that avoided defeat against Manchester United (2-2) that could not be reunited with the victory despite having a two-goal lead. Coutinho was decisive. The former Barcelona player burst onto the pitch in the 67th minute, in place of Morgan Sanson, with the score 0-2 and with a goal and an assist he gave his team a point.

Everything changed since the Brazilian entered the field and stirred up the game. Until then, it was the Portuguese Bruno Fernandes who took center stage and set the stage for Manchester United to face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 in February.

The team of the German Ralf Rangnick, who lost to Wolverhampton on the last date, could not manage their situation. Without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was injured, it was Bruno Fernandes who took over the leadership of the network. United initially formed David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Victor Nilsson Lindeloef, Rafael Varane, Alex Telles; Fred, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Elanga, and Edinson Cavani. He took advantage after six minutes thanks to a massive error by the local goalkeeper, the Argentine Emiliano Martínez. The South American goalkeeper missed an uncomplicated, long-range shot from Bruno Fernandes and went into the goal.

The match was under the control of the visitors. Gerrard’s painting lacked reaction. And in the second half, Manchester United extended their lead on a Fred steal that Fernandes crossed. The Portuguese did not forgive. Then Coutinho jumped onto the pitch. Gerrard turned to the Brazilian instead of Sanson. It didn’t take long for Aston Villa to notice the Brazilian’s presence. In five minutes the situation changed.

It was in minute 77 when a play by the former Barcelona player ended with a pass to Jacob Ramsey who shot David De Gea. In minute 82, it was the Brazilian himself who pushed a Ramsey cross into the net at the far post.

Villa Park broke out and surrendered to Coutinho. The party opened. It was a back and forth with options for both. Rangnick turned to Jesse Lingard and Dutchman Danny Van de Beck but it was no solution.

The tie does not serve Manchester United, who have accumulated two games without winning and are still out of the European positions. It stimulates, however, Aston Villa who had two defeats in a row. He dodged the third thanks to Coutinho, Villa Park’s new idol.

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Manchester United vs. Aston Villa: match times and channelss

México – 11:30 a.m. – Blue To Go Video Everywhere y Sky HD

Peru – 12:30 pm – ESPN and Star+ (Star Plus)

Ecuador – 12:30 p.m. – ESPN y Star+ (Star Plus)

Colombia – 12:30 p.m. – ESPN y Star+ (Star Plus)

Bolivia – 1:30 p.m. – ESPN y Star+ (Star Plus)

Venezuela – 1:30 p.m. – ESPN y Star+ (Star Plus)

Paraguay – 2:30 pm – ESPN and Star+ (Star Plus)

Chile – 2:30 p.m. – ESPN y Star+ (Star Plus)

Argentina – 2:30 p.m. – ESPN y Star+ (Star Plus)

Uruguay – 2:30 pm – ESPN and Star+ (Star Plus)

Brazil – 2:30 pm – NOW NET and Claro, Star+, ESPN Brasil and GUIGO

Spain – 6:30 pm – DAZN and Movistar+

Last Monday, the ‘Red Devils’ respected their home and defeated the ‘Villains’ 1-0, thanks to a goal from Scotsman Scott McTominay. With this, the red box advanced to the round in the oldest club competition in the world.

In that commitment, Cristiano Ronaldo was absent due to physical problems. However, for the match for the Premier League, the Portuguese would already be ready to reappear.

“Sometimes we have discomfort of this type. It is not something serious and I hope to be ready soon. I hope to be against Villa. We will see. I will try to train normally and see how my body reacts.” said the Portuguese in an interview with Sky Sports.

Manchester United, in the domestic championship, has just lost 1-0 at the hands of Wolverhampton, and is in seventh place with 31 points, 22 behind the leader Manchester City.

At the head will be Aston Villa (14th with 22 units), which has the Argentine Emiliano Martínez on its squad and has just incorporated the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho in the current European winter transfer market.

The debut of the South American, despite the eagerness of the Aston Villa fans, is not certain that it will be against Cristiano Ronaldo and company. In fact, coach Steven Gerrard asked for patience on the matter.

“He has trained well in recent days and I am sure he is still a fantastic player. It’s great to have. He has not stopped smiling and it is my job as a coach that he adapts as soon as possible “, declared the Englishman at a press conference.

Manchester United vs. Aston Villa: probable alignments

Aston Villa: Martínez, Cash, Konsa Ngoyo, Mings, Targett, Sanson, Douglas Luis, Jacob Ramsey, Buendía, Watkins e Ings. DT: Steven Gerrard.

Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Alex Telles, Matic, Van de Beek, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Cavani y Cristiano Ronaldo. DT: Ralf Rangnick

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