Man United have claimed a hard-fought three points against in-form Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
The single goal in the Sunday clash was from Bruno Fernandes a few minutes before half-time.
It was the Portuguese sixth Premier League goal of the season.
The win, however, brought no fruit to their aim of finishing third following Newcastle’s hitching of three points against Southampton on Sunday.
Man United trail the Magpies by two points with a game in hand.
Villa, on the other hand, are in grips of the last Europa League spot with Liverpool behind them with a point difference.