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We’ll be more consistent when key players return – Ten Hag

Manchester United secured a crucial 3-2 comeback victory against Aston Villa at Old Trafford, with manager Erik ten Hag expressing confidence that the return of key players in January, including Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Mason Mount, Tyrell Malacia, and Victor Lindelof, will provide the team with more consistency and solid performances.

Despite Villa taking a 2-0 lead in the first half, United mounted an impressive rally in the second half, culminating in goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund. This win, which lifted the club to sixth place, followed the announcement of Jim Ratcliffe’s upcoming investment in the Red Devils.

Additionally, Marcus Rashford made a notable return, starting for the first time since December 2, showcasing his abilities which pleased manager Ten Hag. The manager highlighted that the internal competition within the team has been beneficial and mentioned Rashford’s versatility in being able to play on the right side as well.

Villa, initially set to level on points with leaders Liverpool, faced disappointment with this loss, prompting manager Unai Emery to focus on moving forward and maintaining high standards ahead of their upcoming match against Burnley.

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