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Greenwood Breaks Rooney's Record As United Sink Villa

Mason Greenwood broke Wayne Rooney's record as Manchester came from behind yet again to claim a 3-1 victory away to Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek were dropped to the bench after Thursday's Europa League outing while Dean Henderson returned between the sticks for United.

The Red Devils enjoyed a lot of the ball early on and nearly went ahead on 16 minutes when Marcus Rashford teed up Bruno Fernandes, who sent his effort just wide of the mark.

However, it was Villa who drew first blood when as Bertrand Traore got away from Victor Lindelof before calmly slotting past Henderson on 24 minutes.

While the visitors struggled to carve out clear chances, Henderson was called upon to keep the score down just before the break with a fine save to thwart Ollie Watkins' low strike.

United were afforded a way back into the contest after being awarded a penalty for Douglas Luiz's foul on Paul Pogba, which allowed Fernandes to slot home the equaliser.

The turnaround was completed four minutes later as Mason Greenwood collected a pass from Aaron Wan-Bissaka before drilling the ball beyond Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Greenwood has now surpassed Wayne Rooney as United's highest-scoring teenager in the Premier League with 16 goals.

That was Greenwood's last major involvement as he made way for Cavani, who made an immediate impact in his own box by denying Anwar El Ghazi a sight at goal at the far post.

Cavani got it done at the other end as he wrapped up the win in the 88th minute with a close-range finish, while Villa finished the game with 10 men after Watkins picked up his second yellow card a couple minutes later.

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