The home support in attendance at Manchester United’s meeting with Aston Villa this evening were not shy in making their feelings known, upon Steven Gerrard emerging from the tunnel to take his place on the touchline.
McTominay in target
The Red Devils are of course currently locked in action.
After slipping to a concerning defeat at the hands of Wolves in their prior outing a week ago today, Ralf Rangnick’s troops welcomed the aforementioned Aston Villa to Old Trafford, hopeful of a bounce-back result in an all-Premier League FA Cup 3rd-round clash.
And, as things stand in Manchester, this is precisely what United are headed towards.
It took the hosts just eight minutes to get on the scoresheet, as a surprise link-up between oft-maligned midfield pair Fred and Scott McTominay saw the former’s pinpoint delivery into the area coolly nodded home by his partner in crime in the middle of the park:
🔴 He’s @ManUtd‘s main man at the moment 🤩@mctominay10 like a prime number 9️⃣ in the box 😅#EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/atWV9WCISe
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 10, 2022
Gerrard stands tall
In turn, as proceedings close on the half-hour mark on Monday evening, it is safe to say that Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is likely none too happy with how the action has unfolded thus far.
And equally unimpressed was the ex-English international prior to kick-off.
This came as Gerrard’s emergence from the Old Trafford tunnel, owing to his Liverpool past, was met by an inevitable chorus of boos on the part of the home crowd inside the Theatre of Dreams.
The Claret and Blue boss, though, was in as defiant a mood as ever, turning back to face the Stretford End, with footage of the exchange showcased below:
Steven Gerrard turned to face the Man United fans who were booing him 😤 pic.twitter.com/tu7Js89MT6
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 10, 2022
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