Philippe Coutinho impressed on his Aston Villa debut after coming from the bench as  Villa produced one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring after six minutes before doubling the lead in the 67th minute. Jacob Ramsey pulled one back in the 77th minute before Coutinho secured a point in the 81st minute.

Player ratings

Aston Villa: Martinez (5), Cash (6), Konsa (6), Mings (6), Digne (7), Luiz (6), Sanson (6), J Ramsey (8), Buendia (7), Ings (6), Watkins (6)
Subs used: Hause (6), Coutinho (8), Chukwuemeka (7)

Man Utd: De Gea (8), Dalot (7), Lindelof (7), Varane (7), Telles (7), Matic (6), Fred (6), Bruno Fernandes (8), Greenwood (8), Cavani (6), Elanga (8)
Subs used: Sancho (5), Van De Beek (6), Lingard (6)

Man of the match: Jacob Ramsey

Managers Reaction 

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard: “I thought we improved a lot in the second half, but it took a lot of honesty at halftime because for the first 25 minutes we did not commit to what we wanted to do. We prepared to be aggressive and on the front foot and jump on Man United, I thought there was an opportunity for us but credit to them, they were better.”

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick: “It is very difficult to find positives after these 95 minutes. I felt it was the best game since I came here, in the first half for 30 minutes we dominated the game. We took some steps forward but have a few things to do better. The plan was to press them in the midzone and we did that very well in the first 30 minutes, and control the ball, and those were the positives. When you are 2-0 up you have to defend better than we did in the last 15 minutes.”

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