Man Utd 4-0 Aston Villa Highlights
Manchester United stretched their lead at the Premier League summit to six points with a stunning display.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s outrageous flick started the agony for Aston Villa after 17 minutes and he provided Carlos Tevez with a simple second before half-time. Wayne Rooney rounded Scott Carson for a third after 53 minutes and he slid home the fourth with 20 minutes left after more superb creativity from Ronaldo. Shaun Maloney missed Villa’s best chance, but United were outstanding. United’s football was mesmeric, despite atrocious conditions, and Martin O’Neill’s fast-fading side could easily have been on the end of an even heavier beating. Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson took a precaution ahead of the Champions League quarter-final visit to AS Roma by resting goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who was suffering from a slight groin strain.