Paul Pogba 8, Bruno Fernandes 7; Jack Grealish 7: Manchester United v Aston Villa player ratings

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side go level with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League

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Manchester United moved level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool as Bruno Fernandes' penalty got 2021 off to a winning start against Aston Villa.

An impressive run of seven wins in nine top-flight matches saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side end New Year's Day in second spot - their highest position at the turn of the year since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2012-13.

The former manger was in the stands as the United joined rivals Liverpool on 33 points, with Fernandes scoring from the spot shortly after Bertrand Traore cancelled out Anthony Martial's effort to secure a 2-1 win against Villa.

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