Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney was left disappointed after his were unable to extend their winning run as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Aston Villa on Saturday, the club’s official
Louis van Gaal’s side dominated possession during the opening exchanges without creating any clear-cut chances, and fell behind on 18 minutes when Villa striker Christian Benteke was allowed to bring the ball down from a free-kick, and curl a shot expertly into the far corner of the net.
Early in the second half, David De Gea saved well from a Benteke header before United found their equaliser, with Radamel Falcao heading in his second Premier League goal following a cross by former Villa winger Ashley Young.
The hosts had to play the final 25 minutes a man down after Gabriel Agbonlahor was sent off for a challenge on Young, but United failed to capitalise, leaving Rooney frustrated.
“We’re disappointed,’ he said. “I thought we were the better team and their goal came against the run of play. We came out for the second half knowing that we had to push for an early goal, and managed to do that.
“When they went down to ten men, they put more bodies behind the ball which made it a bit more difficult, but perhaps our final pass or cross wasn’t there. We’ve missed an opportunity today.’
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