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Rasmus Hojlund and Alejandro Garnacho react to Kobbie Mainoo’s performance against Aston Villa

Manchester United recovered from two goals down to secure a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Alejandro Garnacho (2) and Rasmus Hojlund grabbed the goals to receive deserved plaudits, while Kobbie Mainoo was one of the best performers in the game.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been consistently solid for the Red Devils since making his first Premier League start against Everton last month, and he continued his fine form against Villa.

The goalscorers were impressed with his excellent display in the much-needed victory, taking to Instagram to react after the Boxing Day thriller.

The Man United academy graduate had 49 touches, completed 34 passes, won five out of the six aerial duels he challenged for, made three clearances, won two of the three tackles he attempted and made one interception.

Most of the players only stepped up in the second half after the Red Devils fell 2-0 behind in the first half, but Mainoo was impressive across both halves until he was withdrawn in the closing stages.

Man United manager Erik ten Hag was a relieved man after the game considering the pressure that was mounting on him.

He will be hoping most of his players can step up and be as dedicated and hungry as the teenage sensation.

The Red Devils return to action on Saturday with a trip to face Nottingham Forest in their last game of 2023.

TheDutchman will be desperate for another top performance and victory as he looks to convince new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team that he is the perfect man for the job.

Yesterday’s match was one of the best performances fans have seen from Man United this season, but whether they can start replicating such consistency is open for debate.

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