FT: Aston Villa 0 Man United 3

United take the much needed victory and in truth it was comfortable for the visitors.

Rafael concedes free-kick. It comes into the box and Welbeck clears.

Three minutes of added time.

Young puts cross into the area looking for Welbeck but Clark is across to head behind. Fletcher meets it but heads over.

El Ahmadi replaced by Leandro Bacuna.

Good play from Zaha down the right, he exchanges passes with Welbeck but his cross is charged down.

Wilfried Zaha is on to replace Rooney.

Guzan tips over Cleverley's blast at goal after neat play from Welbeck to create the chance.

Valencia still looking dangerous, he fires cross into the box and Villa just about scramble it away.

Baker dives in on Fletcher and he wins the ball but it looked dangerous - lucky to avoid second yellow.

Libor Kozak on for Benteke.

Fletcher plays ball through to Welbeck but Luna just manages to get back and across the United man before he can get his shot away.

Welbeck and Baker are separated as the United man is far from happy with a challenge. Both players are booked.

Rooney brings down Agbonlahor. El Ahmadi goes for goal and De Gea does well to push it away.

El Ahmadi shoots from 25-yards but Evans blocks and Rafael brings it away.

Good challenge from Lowton on Rooney, Valencia then flys in and it comes to Welbeck who tries to chip Guzan - but it is just over the bar.

Clark is booked for challenge on Welbeck.

Ashley Young and Darren Fletcher come on for Januzaj and Giggs. Fletcher's first appearance for nearly 12-months.

Over the top from Lowton after some neat build-up play on the edge of the United box.

Lowton is booked for challenge on Januzaj.

Great block from Cleverley to deny Weimann as the Austrian smashed an effort at goal. Corner comes in and great header away from Evans.

Andreas Weimann replaces Sylla.

More good work from Albrighton - who has impressed today - and he looks for Benteke who wins it, but whistle goes for foul on Jones,

Another decent attempt from Albrighton as he volleys at goal from tight angle and De Gea has to punch it away.

Good play from Albrighton, he finds Benteke on the edge of the box - he plays it into Sylla, but his shot is well wide.

More good work from Rafael on the right, he pulls it back for Welbeck, he can't get his first shot away - he does shoot but Clark blocks.

Baker into back of Welbeck, another needless free-kick about 30-yards from goal. Rooney and Giggs over it. Rooney takes but puts it just wide.

GOAL - TOM CLEVERLEY- Villa give the ball away from throw-in, Cleverley plays it into Rooney, he holds it up before playing it into his path in the box and he fires the ball past Guzan.

Westwood delivers the corner, Jones clears and El Ahmadi puts it back in, Albrighton manages to hook it into the six-yard box but De Gea claims it.

Poor from De Gea as he tries to usher ball out but the pacey Agbonlahor wins a corner. United not happy. De Gea and Agbonlahor are booked.

Westwood barges Rooney in the back and danger here for Villa - 25-yards out but to the right side. Giggs is over it but it is straight to Guzan.

Good work from El Ahmadi keeping the ball in, it comes for Albrighton who sends ball into the box and Sylla meets it but heads wide.

United get second-half underway, neither side has made a change.

Teams back out...

And United fans still very happy, Karl Xuereb ‏on Twitter: "@kennyX2810 Nice to see Man utd back on track :) Great half hopefully we'll keep this up for the second and gain 3 vital points"

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And my colleague and Villa fan Raz Mirza: Villa are missing the influential Fabien Delph in the middle of the park where they've been overrun. Benteke is in desperate need of a goal because his confidence looks shot and although Gabby Agbonlahor has been a livewire, you can't see where a goal is coming from. United to romp to a 4-0 win, unless Villa can score an early goal after the break.

Plenty of your reaction coming in - Villa fans not too happy, like Phil Gilpin, he mailed in to say: "Hardly surprising United 2 up, we are making Welbeck look a world beater, championship players in a premier league team. Best players are on the bench. Lambert is clueless"

Whistle goes and United hold the lead, and it could and should have been more.

One minute of added time.

Good ball from Rooney looking for Valencia on the right - he finds him but whistle goes for offside.

Evra not happy with Lowton's challenges - seemed okay, after a talking too they both shake hands.

Neat build-up from Villa, comes to Westwood but he fires it high and wide from 30-yards.

More good defensive work from Jones as he stops pass from Agbonlahor as he looked to play in Benteke.

More good work from Januzaj and he wins another free-kick this time as El Ahmadi brings him down - again no card. This time United do put it into the box through Rooney - but Guzan claims it.

Januzaj breaks down the left and wins a free-kick off Lowton - but United take it short instead of putting it into the box.

So close to a Welbeck hat-trick. Wonderful ball from Valencia behind Villa's defence sends Welbeck clear on the right side but his shot goes just wide of the post.

Free-kick given against Rafael for foul on Benteke. Long ball form Westwood looks for Baker, but he can't keep it in and chance is gone.

And again so close, once again Valencia gets the better of Luna and cuts it back for Rooney - but his shot flys just inches wide.

So close to a third and again wonderful work from Valencia and Welbeck. Valencia took the ball on and played a one-two with the England man who back heeled the ball to the South American, but his pull back could not find a white shirt.

Good block from Jones on the edge of the box as Agbonlahor looked to unleash one.

Valencia and Rafael again combining on the left, the Brazilian looks to break into the box but this time Luna sees the ball out.

United fans seem very happy now like Logan Peachey, who has mailed in. "Great to see Manchester united getting stuck in and taking an early 2-0 lead! Hope they keep it up and get them 3 points that they need!"

A big hello to Andy Matthews and all the boys on the Sea Eagle offshore in Nigeria, seems like most of them are enjoying United's performance so far.

Played stopped as the referee wants a word with Rooney after his challenge on Agbonlahor. No card.

Westwood intercepts the ball in the middle of the United half, he feeds it into Agbonlahor, he goes for goal but it is weak and straight at De Gea.

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As you would expect Villa look a bit shell-shocked at the moment.

GOAL - DANNY WELBECK - Two goals in three minutes as Welbeck slides in to convert Valencia's cross from just six-yards

United straight back on the attack through Welbeck and they win another corner off Baker. But Villa clear.

GOAL - DANNY WELBECK - Welbeck finishes from close range as Januzaj's header came back off the post. Great work from Rafael to create the chance after getting ball back from short throw-in.

Great covering challenge from Baker as he slides in to deny Valencia - whose dummy had seen him beat Luna.

Westwood takes the corner and Clark rises to meet it, but Giggs gets flick away and whistle goes for a free-kick.

Nice counter attack from Villa as Albrighton breaks down the right, he tries to play in Benteke - but a heavy touch from the Belgian allows Rafael to come back and clear for a corner.

Guzan does well to come off his line quickly to clear the ball ahead of Welbeck.

Second time Albrighton manages to turn on the edge of the box and get a shot away, but again De Gea is equal to it.

First corner comes as Lowton slides in on Januzaj. Taken short Evra puts it towards back post and an attempted overhead from Welbeck lands safely in Guzan's hands.

Good play from United with Januzaj leading the charge - it comes for Rooney, he looks for Giggs at far post but Lowton does well to head clear.

Good work from Agbonlahor on the left, and he gets his cross into the area and Evra has to poke it away - it comes again for El Ahmadi in the box and United frantically make the block. All Villa at the moment.

Sylla to Benteke, he spreads it wide for Albrighton and he turns on the edge of the box and gets his shot away and De Gea is down well to his right to claim it.

Opening shot comes in from El Ahmadi, he strikes it well but straight at Guzan.

Luna charges down the line looking to get on the end of Benteke's ball - he up-ends Rafael and is lucky to avoid a booking.

Villa get the game underway kicking from left to right.

Teams are out and ready shake hands...kick-off not far away

Still some confidence from Villa fans like Andy Lunn, he has mailed in: "Best chance we have had in years to put one over United at home given their recent run of form but it won't happen today. 3:0 United but wish I had confidence in this Villa team and management to say otherwise."

CJ hits back on Twitter: ‏@CCUJJ "My fellow Utd fans make me sick. Nani on paternity leave and sure reasons for Kags and Chica. 2-0 United. Roo and Januzaj."

And Stuart Sibbald added: "Why no Nani or Kagawa? And Giggs??? Just a joke! Having Young in this squad is an embarrassment, and just sums up how poor we are not to mention just how clueless Moyes is at this level. 2-0 to Villa."

Wahid Mahmood emailed in: "Moyes has to go today. What is he thinking playing Cleverley Welbeck Giggs, he's has not got a clue. No Kagawa Nani Chicharito in team. Not expecting us to win the way Moyes is making us play boring football."

Some very unhappy United fans out there with David Moyes's team selection...

Darren Fletcher is involved for Manchester United, could be his first Premier League appearance in nearly 12 months. Danny Welbeck, who has not scored in the league since an opening-day win at Swansea, is preferred in attack against a Villa side also showing four changes to the team defeated at Fulham last weekend, including the return of Marc Albrighton for Andreas Weimann.

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Welcome to our live coverage of Manchester United's trip Premier Leaguie trip to Aston Villa.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
Tottenham v Fulham  
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Norwich v Liverpool  
Hull City v Arsenal  
Everton v Man Utd  
Monday, 21 April 2014
Man City v West Brom  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Southampton v Everton  
Fulham v Hull City  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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