Manchester United racked up another three points with a win over Aston Villa.

It was a game which saw United start off cautiously, before winning easily in the end, with Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, and Paul Pogba on target.

Here is a look at which United players stood out in the 3-0 victory at Villa Park…

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Mason Greenwood

Where else do you start but with star boy Mason Greenwood? He is outshining his two more senior attackers and looks like United’s biggest threat at the moment.

His goal was the fourth he had scored from outside the penalty area in the Premier League this season, more than any other player in the division.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would probably like to rest the teenager at some stage, but he is just too good to leave out at the moment.

The power he gets on his shots is lethal and gives goalkeepers little chance.

He is now up to 16 goals for the season, with four in his last three games.

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Paul Pogba

This was another dominant display in midfield from Paul Pogba. He gives this side so much confidence and authority in a key area.

It was great to see him get his goal, his first strike of the season, and it won’t be the last.

Pogba had more touches of the ball than any player on the pitch (91), and he made it all look so effortless.


It still feels like Pogba is only scratching the surface of what he is capable of in a United shirt.

He is coming to the boil at just the right time. There is a big few weeks ahead.

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Anthony Martial

All that was missing for Martial against Villa was a goal. He nearly got his 21st of the season when his shot crashed back off the bar in the second half.

While he was unhappy not to score and then later get substituted, he should be happy with his all round performance.

Martial led the line well and his link up play was good, combining well with Luke Shaw in the first half, who put in a cross which Bruno Fernandes somehow headed over.

He at least ended the game with an assist to his name, when he smartly laid the ball off for Greenwood to unleash a shot for his goal.

Off the ball Martial’s work rate was strong. He made two tackles and three interceptions as United pressed from the front.

If you want to examine how Solskjaer has improved this United side, look no further than Martial’s contribution off the ball.

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