A difficult day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought injuries to two key defenders and defeat for Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes’ stoppage-time penalty miss capped an awful day for Manchester United as they deservedly lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa.
A point would have taken Manchester United top of the Premier League, with Chelsea losing to Manchester City on Saturday, but they could have no complaints about the outcome at Old Trafford despite a dramatic finish.
Aston Villa’s first win at Old Trafford since 2009 – and United’s first league defeat of the season – was earned by Kourtney Hause’s late header.
When United were handed a golden opportunity to save the game in injury-time, Bruno Fernandes blasted the opportunity into the Stretford End while Ronaldo stood and watched.
In other Premier League matches, Manchester City moved level on points with Chelsea in the Premier League thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ goal in their 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal as Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to move level on points with their Premier League title rivals.
Also, Brentford certainly lived up to their manager’s pre-match promise to ‘attack’ Liverpool, as they battled to a helter-skelter 3-3 draw on a thunderous Saturday evening at the Brentford Community Stadium.