Bruno Fernandes scored the only goal to lead Manchester United to a 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, Sportivationng.com reports.
The Portuguese midfielder hit the target after Martinez parried Rashford’s effort into his path just before halftime.
— SuperSport Football ⚽️ (@SSFootball) April 30, 2023
He has now scored 100 league goals in his career.
Casemiro’s effort hit the cross bar as Manchester United went in search of the second goal.
FULL-TIME Man Utd 1-0 Aston Villa
— Premier League (@premierleague) April 30, 2023
The Red Devils held on for the maximum points to boost their Champions League hopes.
Ten Hag hailed his players for securing an important win.
“A good three points but I think an impressive performance from Manchester United. We were magnificant on the ball, had good possesion and pressed well.
“In the second half you want to go 2-0 ahead but we didn’t so it’s always going to be a tough finish.
“[Victor Lindelof] played brilliant. He was totally in control in the area around [Ollie] Watkins.
“Bruno [Fernandes] had another great game. The plan was to play him from the right to make runs behind and he did that so well. I think our plan worked very well.”
“We look from game to game and next we have Brighton so we need to work hard again. We need to show passion again and not worry about the table.
“We are totally in control [in the race for top four], it’s all about us and it’s in our hands.”