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National media make same Man United point after Aston Villa win amid key prediction

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Manchester United kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive on Sunday after beating rivals Aston Villa in a crunch clash at Villa Park.

Substitute Scott McTominay headed an 86th-minute winner after Douglas Luiz had cancelled out Rasmus Hojlund's opener, as Erik ten Hag's men left with all three points and in doing so inflicted a third straight home defeat on the on the Villans.

The result closed the gap between United and fifth-placed Villa to five points, with Tottenham - who currently occupy the final Champions League qualification spot - a point further ahead.

Here's a round-up of how the national media responded to United's third consecutive victory in the Premier League. ALSO READ: United player ratings vs Aston Villa ALSO READ: United hit by new injury concern 'Optics' with Manchester United in Champions League chase Simon Stone of BBC Sport wrote: "In points terms, United may only be three closer to the coveted top four following their win at Aston Villa on Sunday than they were after losing at Nottingham Forest on 30 December.

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