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Bruno Fernandes (Getty Images) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Bruno Fernandes as Manchester United's penalty taker after the playmaker's rare miss helped Aston Villa to victory at Old Trafford.Defender Kortney Hause gave Villa the lead in the 88th minute with a near-post header only to handle the ball moments later, giving United the chance to salvage…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed Bruno Fernandes as Manchester United's penalty taker after the playmaker's rare gallop away out helped Aston Villa to victory at Typical Trafford.

Defender Kortney Hause gave Villa the lead in the 88th minute with a end to-submit header handiest to handle the ball moments later, giving United the likelihood to salvage some degree.

Nonetheless Fernandes, who had scored 21 of his very most attention-grabbing 22 penalties for United, despatched the ball high over the bar as Cristiano Ronaldo seemed on.

Villa held on for a 1-0 victory, handing United their second lack of the week at Typical Trafford – after a Carabao Cup defeat by West Ham – and a third in four games.

Solskjaer changed into as soon as pissed off by the response of Villa's gamers to the resolution – including keeper Emi Martinez seemingly suggesting Ronaldo may also serene snatch the penalty – but backed Fernandes and declined to bellow whether or no longer Ronaldo will be given the opportunity subsequent time United are awarded a space-kick.

He acknowledged: "Generally it ultimate would now not gallop your manner. Bruno is this kind of correct penalty taker, and immediately you may maybe maybe possess backed him alongside with your mortgage I would wager.

"What I did now not fancy changed into as soon as the manner they crowded the referee and the penalty space and Bruno and tried to impress him. It clearly worked, but that is never any longer noteworthy to head making an try.

"Bruno has been swish, and Cristiano may also very properly be the one who has scored the most penalties in world soccer. We possess noteworthy takers and it is a missed opportunity for us to salvage some degree."

There possess been opportunities for both sides in an originate game, but Villa had been indubitably noteworthy of a minimal of some degree, with Matt Targett and Ollie Watkins moreover having swish chances to score.

The closest United got right here moreover the penalty changed into as soon as a header from Paul Pogba ultimate sooner than half-time that flew huge.

Solskjaer acknowledged: "When we got to the final resolution, the final execution, the standard in the traipse or the shot or the resolution wasn't correct ample to salvage targets."

The United boss argued Hause's aim wouldn't possess stood due to the positioning of Watkins.

"You look the inconsistencies again with VAR and the resolution-making," he acknowledged. "Watkins is touching David (De Gea) as the header has gone in. It is offside or it is a putrid.

"The linesman did properly; they known because it into VAR, but they changed into it down, and it changed into as soon as a aim, so frightening resolution again, sadly.

"We must possess slowed the game down at cases. We did now not possess ample adjust even supposing we had 60 per cent possession and 30 shots or no topic."

Solskjaer, in the meantime, must anxiously look forward to the outcomes of scans for England defenders Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire, who had been both forced off with injuries.

It changed into as soon as Villa's first victory over United since 2009 and handiest their second at Typical Trafford since 1983, making it a truly mountainous day for manager Dean Smith.

He acknowledged: "As all individuals knows, we possess had an dreadful lot of suffering as Villa followers at this stadium, but I believe we possess now been end in the very most attention-grabbing couple of years.

"Folks will spy at it and instruct it is a mountainous resolve but for me it is extra a mountainous performance.

"I believed we deserved the resolve. I believed we had the bigger chances. We had been aggressive in the manner we played in opposition to a front four of Ronaldo, Pogba, Fernandes and Greenwood.

"There is an dreadful lot of perception. I felt we possess recruited properly since Jack (Grealish) has gone, and the performance phases possess been there. We had an detached originate up, but there had been reasons for that."

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