Manchester United advanced to the Carabao Cup fourth-round after beating Aston Villa 4-2 at Old Trafford.

Here are five things we learned from tonight’s cup tie at the Theatre of Dreams.

Anthony Martial off the mark for the season at Old Trafford

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The Frenchman was making just his second start of the season, but with all three of his goals this season coming away from home, United’s number nine is up and running at the Theatre of Dreams.

Seconds after Ollie Watkins had given the Villains the lead, Portuguese duo Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes combined before United’s number eight squared the ball for our number nine to tap home.

The former Monaco man was replaced on the hour mark having just recovered from a back injury.

Marcus Rashford celebrates England recall with goal

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On a day that United’s number ten was named in England’s World Cup squad by Gareth Southgate, the 25-year-old scored his eighth goal of the season to score United’s second equaliser on the night.

The 46-time England international hasn’t played for England since missing a penalty in last summer’s shootout defeat to Italy in the European Championship final.

On current form, the Manchester United Academy graduate will be pushing to start England’s opener in Qatar against Iran.

Ashley Young gets tremendous reception

The 37-year-old returned to Old Trafford and was given the unenviable task of coming directly up against the in-form Rashford.

Young made 261 appearances for the Red Devils and was a loyal servant before he left the club to join Inter Milan where he won the Scudetto under Antonio Conte.

Villa’s number 18 was replaced in the second half, and he was given a great reception by the Old Trafford faithful.

United’s squad players struggle to grasp opportunity

Erik ten Hag made seven changes to the side that lost 3-1 to Unai Emery’s Villa in Birmingham on Sunday.

After a hectic run of fixtures, the former Ajax manager decided to shuffle his pack with the twenty-time league champions travelling to Craven Cottage on Sunday to face Fulham.

But the likes of Harry Maguire, Fred and Donny van de Beek failed to seize their chance to stake a claim for minutes in the Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes continues impressive form versus Villa

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United’s Portuguese magnifico scored the winner and it was his sixth goal in seven appearances against the Villains.

His sixth goal against Villa meant the Birmingham-based club moved level with Leeds United as Fernandes’ favourite opponents when it comes to goalscoring.

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