Aston Villa v Manchester United: Classic Encounters


Aston Villa v Manchester United: Classic Encounters

Aston Villa 3 - 1 Manchester United

Barclays Premier League,

19th August, 1995

Alan Hansen's famous 'you'll never win anything with kids' quote followed this defeat for the Red Devils on the opening day of the 95/96 season. Ian Taylor, Mark Draper and Dwight Yorke scored for the Villains, with a relatively unknown David Beckham scoring United's reply.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side went on to win the double.

Aston Villa 2 - 3 Manchester United

FA Cup Third Round,

6th January, 2002

An amazing encounter that swung dramatically in the visitors favour following Ruud Van Nistelrooy's second-half introduction.

Ian Taylor and a Phil Neville own goal seemed to be sending the hosts on their way to the fourth round, but Ole Gunnar-Solskjaer pulled one back before Van Nistelrooy's double in three minutes sparked wild celebrations from the traveling supporters.

Aston Villa 1 - 2 Manchester United

Carling Cup final

28th February, 2010

Martin O'Neill was left to wonder 'what if' after Vidic avoided a red card on five minutes - pulling down Agbonlahor with the striker closing-in on goal.

James Milner slotted home the penalty, but Michael Owen made it 1-1 before leaving the pitch with injury. Wayne Rooney's arrival proved to be the catalyst for United, and the England striker headed home the winner to break the traveling Villa fans' hearts at Wembley.

And last time out at Villa Park.....

Aston Villa 2 - 2 Manchester United

Barclays Premier League

13th November, 2010

United showed their champions spirit after struggling for large spells against the Villains.

James Collins and Gabriel Agbonlahor struck the woodwork before Ashley Young made it 1-0 to the hosts. Marc Albrighton finished off a great move to put Gerard Houllier's side in control, but Federico Macheda pulled one back after his late introduction, and Nemanja Vidic headed home the leveler on 85 minutes to share the spoils.

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