15 Aug 2015

Man Utd go top with second 1-0 win

10:45 am on 15 August 2015

Manchester United has edged Aston Villa 1-0 to move to the top of the English Premier League football table.

See how the match unfolded here

Louis van Gaal, Manager of Manchester United and assistant, Ryan Giggs. 2014.

Louis van Gaal, Manager of Manchester United and assistant, Ryan Giggs. 2014. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Young Belgian Adnan Januzaj reminded fans of his class as his 29th-minute goal earned his side its second successive win.

The 20-year-old had been linked with a loan move away from Old Trafford but manager Louis van Gaal, who has said he is not for sale, was rewarded after giving the youngster a place in the Premier League side's starting lineup.

Januzaj, who came in for Ashley Young in the only change to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur last week, ensured that a second 1-0 victory for United, despite another fairly ordinary performance, gave the 20-times champions a maximum six points.

United were offered the chance of a head start over their title rivals with a rare Friday evening kickoff after West Midlands Police requested the change because an English Defence League march is planned in nearby Walsall on Saturday.

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