Coutinho saves Aston Villa from defeat against Manchester United


Manchester United missed an affordable victory when they advanced 2-0 at Aston Villa before being forced to equalize thanks to Brazilian substitute Felipe Coutinho in his first match after arriving on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season.

Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo missed United for the second match in a row due to a slight muscle problem, according to German coach Ralf Rangnick.

United advanced with an early goal by Portuguese Bruno Fernandes when he hit a powerful ball from afar. Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez made a mistake in addressing it and escaped from his hands and passed between his legs before wobbly into the net (6).

Opportunities abounded on both sides, and Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea managed to clear many balls for the hosts.

United succeeded in doubling their lead when the Frenchman, Morgan Sanson, passed a wrong ball near his team’s area, so the Brazilian Fred took advantage of it and killed it and passed it to Fernandez, who shoved it with a missile shot into the ceiling of the goal (67).

Coach Steven Gerrard quickly pushed Coutinho, who joined him this week on loan from Barcelona, ​​and contributed to reducing the difference after he participated in a wonderful team game for the team before the ball reached Jacob Ramsey inside the area with a powerful shot out of De Geas reach (77).

And Coutinho played alongside Gerrard with the Reds.

Three minutes later, Villa managed to equalize after Ramsey passed a pure cross for Coutinho towards the goal door, amid poor defensive positioning from United players, followed by an easy goal in the net (82).


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