Manchester United took on Aston Villa in a pre-season friendly at Villa Park on Saturday.
The game kicked off at 2pm, though media were denied access and fans were made to wait until late in the day for confirmation of the result. Ollie Watkins scored the only goal of the game in a win for Aston Villa.
United are one of four teams not in Premier League action this weekend, with the Reds having been allowed an extra week off before the start of their campaign, to allow them at least a 30-day gap between seasons, after they participated in the latter stages of the Europa League last month.
The United team that started against Villa was as follows…
Henderson; Dalot, Fosu-Mensah, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Van de Beek’ Rashford, Lingard, James; Ighalo.
Subs used: Grant, Williams, Mengi, Galbraith, Elanga
Unused sub: Garner
Recap the action from Villa Park in our live blog below.