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A difficult day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought injuries to two key defenders and defeat for Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes’ stoppage-time penalty miss capped an awful day for Manchester United as they deservedly lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa.
A point would have taken United top of the Premier League, with Chelsea losing to Manchester City on Saturday, but they could have no complaints about the outcome at Old Trafford despite a dramatic finish.
Kortney Hause looked to have gone from hero to zero when he followed a headed goal at one end with a handball at the other.
But Fernandes, taking the spot-kick ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, blazed over the crossbar to condemn United – who lost Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw to injury – to a first league defeat of the campaign.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was substituted with an apparent ankle injury in the second half of Saturday’s game against Aston Villa.
Maguire was replaced by Victor Lindelof 23 minutes from time at Old Trafford, having attempted to play on.
He had early received treatment after taking a kick from Danny Ings in a tangle in the United area. Villa appealed for a penalty, but Ollie Watkins was flagged for offside earlier in the move.
Maguire’s defensive colleague Luke Shaw was substituted in the first half after pulling up.
The two injuries could represent major blows to United ahead of a big week in which they will aim to get their Champions League campaign back on track at home to Villarreal.
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