Summer signing Jadon Sancho had to make do with a place on the bench throughout the entire duration of the game as Manchester United slumped to their first league defeat of the season last weekend. The England international was an unused substitute as Manchester United lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa in one of the two early kickoffs on Saturday.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players passed up the incentive of securing a place at the Premier League summit following the defeat to Villa. A win could have taken the Red Devils to the top of the Premier League standings.
Aston Villa lost star man Jack Grealish to Manchester City in a £100m deal during this summer's transfer window and manager Dean Smith is in the process of rebuilding the team after the money received was splashed on a lot of signings. Smith and his Villa players inflicted Everton with their first defeat of the season in their penultimate league game and they repeated the same on Manchester United.
Everton boss Rafael Benitez was unbeaten in his new position until he met Villa and lost 3-0 away from home. For Manchester United, central defender Courtney Hausewas the hero for Villa after he scored a late header to give his team the three points at stake. Hause could have moved from hero to villain after he was penalised for a handball in the box before Portugal international Bruno Fernandesblasted the resulting penalty over the bar in added time to condemn his team to a third defeat in all competitions. Manchester United previously tasted defeat in the Carabao Cup and the Champions League this season.
Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba were preferred to Jadon Sancho on the wings by Solskjaer for the Villa game and they struggled to influence the game. Solskjaer could have called on Jadon Sancho in the second half if not for the double defensive change made due to the injuries to Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire.