Macheda, who netted in even more dramatic circumstances against Villa on his Reds debut in 2008, was thrilled to have played a part in the Reds’ latest late revival.
“Aston Villa seem to be my lucky team,” he told MUTV on Saturday. “I scored against them on my debut and now again today. It was a good goal.
“I love to score goals and I was the last striker in the team without a goal this season. Now I’ve scored one and I’m happy to have helped the team to come back from 2-0 down.
“I hope I get a few more chances now. But it’s not easy for me. I’m the youngest of five strikers at the club and in the next week or so Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen may come back. I just hope the manager picks me for his next game and I score again.”