A simple change to Manchester United's defending position would have stopped Aston Villa's winning goal at Old Trafford on Saturday - and it infuriated the Match of the Day commentator.

The Reds struggled throughout the game in the Premier League and were punished for a lacklustre performance in the 88th minute when Villa defender Kortney Hause headed home from a corner at the near post.

United had the chance to snatch a draw in injury time when they were awarded a penalty, but Bruno Fernandes blasted over the bar to ensure they were beaten on the day.

Hause was able to evade the tight marking of substitute Edinson Cavani in order to score his goal, which came after Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire had both been forced off with injuries during the game.

But BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce was absolutely furious that United didn't have a man on the post to defend the late corner and says that's the reason they conceded and ultimately lost the game.

Speaking on commentary during the game, Pearce said; “It’s been coming! You can see the agitation on the Manchester United bench, they wanted someone tighter on Hause all the way. He got away from Cavani, who wasn’t tight enough. It’s a good delivery into that area.

"Who was standing on the near post? Modern game? No-one. And that’s why there’s a goal. Put a full-back on the post! Why if it worked so well for generations, should it not work now?

United will look to bounce back in midweek against Villarreal in the Champions League, where they could be without three first-choice defenders through injury and suspension.

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