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  • Danny Welbeck 15'
  • Danny Welbeck 18'
  • Tom Cleverley 52'

Moyes pleased with United victory

Manchester United manager David Moyes said he was a satisfied man after watching his team rack up a 3-0 away win at Aston Villa.


Danny Welbeck scored twice and midfielder Tom Cleverley added the third as the defending Premier League champions cruised to three points.

"A very good job done -- the players played well. My only criticism would be that we didn't score more goals," Moyes said.

"I thought Antonio Valencia was very good. Adnan [Januzaj] is still training, but will be a talent in the future. We were a bit sloppy in the first 15 minutes but, after that, played well.

"Danny Welbeck was good today. He was a threat and it would have been nice for him to get a hat-trick. Tom [Cleverley] has been playing OK, and today he scored.

"We know we have to play better -- it has to be continually improved. I will make sure it will get better in the coming months."

The result was frustrating for Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, who said: "To lose a goal when we did was a blow. The second goal was our fault and we should have done better.

"They definitely took the wind out of our sails, the two goals by half-time. We knew the next goal would be vital and we lost that, but we never gave up."

Cleverley said he hoped breaking his goalscoring drought would start a good run of results -- both for himself and his team.

Earlier this week, the 24-year-old admitted that some of his performances this season have been "average", but his first goal for his club in a year has given him a confidence boost.

"It plays on your mind when you're a midfielder that you have to score a few goals," Cleverley told Sky Sports.

"We played as a three which gave us more licence. A year of not scoring came out in my celebration.

"I think I played quite well and kept the ball and kept us ticking at a high tempo. I want to kick on from here now and so does the team. Hopefully, this is the start of a good run."

Striker Welbeck, who scored the other two goals on a good day for Moyes, said: "It was a good all-round team performance and everyone got together and played good football and got the goals.

"Good strikers finish, and that's where I want to play -- up top, but I'm happy to play in the team whether on the left or right."

Scoring Summary

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Match Stats

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  • Manchester United
17(6) Shots (on goal) 14(5)
15 Fouls 8
3 Corner kicks 4
2 Offsides 2
44% Time of Possession 56%
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 6


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