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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “delighted” after Manchester United 3-1 come back victory over Aston Villa.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer "delighted" after Manchester United 3-1 come back victory over Aston Villa. 1 Sportelo

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is delighted after they delayed Manchester City’s Premier League title celebrations on hold by coming from behind to win 3-1 away to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Bertrand Traore opened the scoring midway through the first half for the host.

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But United hit back with two goals in four minutes after the break, Bruno Fernandes equalising from the penalty spot before Mason Greenwood put them ahead.

Edinson Cavani’s made it 3-1 with three minutes left to play, as United secured all three points.

The victory means second-placed United are 10 points behind leaders City, with 12 still on offer to the Red Devils from their final four league games.

Speaking after the match Solskjaer told MUTV said “Yeah, sometimes, you know, you want to up the tempo a bit. I was confident. I was very confident. I felt we played okay in the first half, we created chances but didn’t take them.

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“They didn’t have too much, Dean [Henderson] didn’t have too much to do but it was a very good goal. You can’t stop those quality moments. It was just about confidence, believing in what we are doing and they showed that in abundance.”

“Delighted, it’s always going to be difficult after you’ve been in Europe, in Rome. We didn’t come back until half past four/five o’clock in the morning [on] Friday. He added.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer "delighted" after Manchester United 3-1 come back victory over Aston Villa. 2 Sportelo

Mason Greenwood was on target for Manchester United. ( Photo by Getty Images)

“I can’t blame them, the advantage of being fresh going into a game like this is quite high and it’s just coincidence that tells you we could have scored the first goal once or twice before they scored.

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“They scored from nothing – a good goal by the way – but I’m pleased with everyone. I know how hard it is towards the end of a long season.”

If United lose to either Leicester (Tues) or Liverpool (Thurs) or drop points in both games, City will be crowned champions.

Even if United goes on winning, City can still win the title by taking matters into their own hands by beating Newcastle on Friday night.

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