Luke Littler sends excited message as Man Utd secure crucial Premier League win over Aston Villa

Luke Littler sends excited message as Man Utd secure crucial Premier League win over Aston Villa

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 11/02/2024

- 18:49

The darts star was delighted as the Red Devils boosted their chances of playing in next season's Champions League

Luke Littler has reacted on social media after Manchester United secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Red Devils went in front through Rasmus Hojlund, with the Denmark international netting his fifth goal from as many games.

Hojlund was quick to react after a header from Harry Maguire and beat Emiliano Martinez in the Villa goal for the second time this season.

The hosts looked to have earned a point through Douglas Luiz.

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Luke Littler was excited on social media after Man Utd beat Aston Villa in Sunday's Premier League clash


But Scott McTominay netted a late winner, with the Scotland international's thunderbolt strike sailing into the top corner.

The result means United are now just five points behind Unai Emery's side in the race for the Champions League qualifying positions.

And Littler was delighted, with the darts star sending a message on social media.

"Yesss!!! Yanited Yanited Yanited," he wrote.

It came after Littler had reacted to Hojlund's goal with the message 'Rasmus' on an earlier post.

United have struggled throughout the season so far.

Yet they're now a team very much on the up after beating Villa.

Had they lost, they'd have been 11 points behind their rivals - a mountain that could have been too steep to climb.

But United are now dreaming of a top-four finish, something that didn't seem feasible just weeks ago.

Maguire was named player of the match after helping United on their way to victory.

And the England international praised his side for the way they performed after the game.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I think we started well, scored to deservedly lead and then the tempo of our pressing dropped off and we weren’t aggressive enough.

"We allowed them back in and we conceded from a set-play which really disappointing at a place like this.

"Great spirit and fight to come back and Scott [McTominay] is the match-winner again.

"It’s an amazing feeling but we’d like to make it a little more easy for ourselves.


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Luke Littler is a huge Man Utd fan and was delighted after their dramatic victory over Aston Villa


"Scott has come on in numerous games this year and made the difference for us.

"We had to dig deep in the second half think we did in the end and deserved the win."

And McTominay added: "We started really well, but they are a really good team and came back into it and caused us problems.

"The guys at the back were immense, particularly Harry [Maguire] and Raphael [Varane]. It was a top-level performance and a deserved win in the end.

"I feel like as long as I'm fit and healthy I can come onto the pitch and perform. I don't take it personally, I just want to come in and try and do the best I can for this. Long may it continue.

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Scott McTominay was the hero for Man Utd as they secured a crucial Premier League win over Aston Villa


"It was an unbelievable cross to be fair, whipped with a lot of pace.

"I just needed it to hit my head and get it on target. Full credit to the boys, we created a lot of good chances which may go unnoticed.

"Every game you win is massive for taking a step forward and confidence for the boys.

"It is all positive but it is about repeating it and not getting too far ahead of ourselves when we win a few. We've got to repeat it now."

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