Recovered from a collectors’ item mistake to keep Villa in the game with big saves from Greenwood (twice) and Telles. A relieved man at full-time.
No shortage of energy and some good deliveries into the box. Those will need to keep improving if he is to fit into Gerrard’s long-term plans.
Was performing well until he took a hefty blow in the side from Elanga. His injury will be a concern for Villa.
Played Cavani onside as the United striker blocked Martinez’s view of Fernandes’ effort. Brilliant run to help set up Ramsey’s goal.
Really came into the game after a low-key start. His pace and most importantly final ball should add another attacking dimension to Villa’s game.
Started quietly but from the half-hour mark up until his mistake was rivalling Buendia for Villa’s best player.
Another player who struggled to get into the game in the early stages. Much improved in the second half when he barely misplaced a pass.
Bypassed for the opening half-hour but began to improve late in the first half and was superb in the second. Took his goal clinically.
His best performance for the club so far. Villa’s brightest player throughout and crucially, he added a physicality to the style.
There’s no questioning the striker’s work-rate but he looks the odd man out in Villa’s attacking trio. Both goals were scored after he was subbed.
Struggled to get into the game in the first half but was much more involved in the second. Looks more sure of himself when leading the line.
Kortney Hause 7 (for Konsa, 46), Philippe Coutinho 8 (for Sanson, 68), Carney Chukwuemeka (for Ings, 76). Subs not used: Kesler-Hayden, Targett, Young, Iroegbunam, Archer, Steer (gk).