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Aston Villa midfielder McGinn: Victory at Man Utd huge, huge result

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn admits he thought they'd blown it when Manchester United won an injury time penalty on Saturday.

Bruno Fernandes took on the responsibility, only for the Manchester United midfielder to see his spot-kick fly over the bar.

“I thought it was going to be typical at the end," McGinn told VillaTV after the 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

“I thought I'd be loading my phone up and seeing all my mates' fantasy points for Fernandes, but thankfully he's put it over the bar and the away end's gone wild."

That missed penalty ensured that Villa would take all three points from the game, something which McGinn says 'puts down a marker.'

“It was brilliant. Not many teams will come here and get three points. It was huge for us to set a marker down for this season. It's been an indifferent start to the season with a lot of new players trying to adapt," he said

“We're missing a couple of big players as well, so it's a huge, huge result. I'm sure everyone in claret and blue will be delighted.

“They've got some of the best players in the world. We've got players who are hungry to be that and trying to get to that level."


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