Manchester United broke a Premier League record in their victory at Aston Villa as they became the first in the division’s history to win four successive matches by a margin of three goals or more, extending their unbeaten run to 17 games in all competitions.
Paul Pogba also scored his first Premier League goal in 15 months as Manchester United won a fourth successive Premier League game by three goals in a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa.
Goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, and Paul Pogba seal their win, although it was Villa who began brighter and Jack Grealish missed the target with a volley early on from a back-post Ezri Konza cross.
United took the lead in the 27th minute as Bruno Fernandes who attempted a double drag-back to go beyond Konza, but his left leg came down into the defender, an act that referee Jon Moss deemed worthy of a penalty, converted the controversial penalty.
Greenwood continued his fine scoring streak by blasting home right-footed in first-half stoppage time to make it 2-0.
Pogba in the 58th minute was picked out by Bruno Fernandes on the edge of the box from a corner as he steered his effort inside the net to make it 3-0.
Anthony Martial soon came close to adding a fourth as he was denied by the woodwork.
Manchester United are now two points behind third-placed Chelsea and one behind Leicester City in fourth as they take on Southampton next in hope of extending their unbeaten to 18.