The victory over the third-tier side was a welcome relief for the 12-time FA Cup winners, who are out of Europe and the League Cup and languishing in eighthposition in the Premier League.
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The inconsistency that has plagued United’s season continued at the City Ground as they lost their ninth Premier League game out of 20 to remain seventh in the table, 11 points behind leaders Liverpool.
Alejandro Garnacho earlier had scored a brace to claw their way back from two goals down in a breathless encounter.
Serie A giants Napoli have confirmed they rejected multiple offers from abroad for former Manchester United target Victor Osimhen this summer.
The top rated England defender retained the armband last season despite losing his first-choice status.
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has claimed that neither Chelsea nor Manchester United
The 24-year-old Nigerian attacker has been in impressive form for his Italian side during the 2022-23 campaign.
The unmarked Brighton midfielder found himself in the right place, at the right time, to tap the visitors into a 2-0 lead with two goals in nine minutes in the Manchester sunshine, as the hosts were booed off at half-time by their own fans.
In his first spell at United, Ronaldo won the coveted award in three campaigns – 2003/04, 2006/07 and 2007/08. After an impressive return to Old Trafford, fans have voted for the Portuguese icon to receive the trophy for a record-equalling fourth time.
Graham Potter’s side humbled Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux last weekend, while the Red Devils enjoyed a confidence-boosting success over Brentford.
The Gunners reignited their Champions League bid with an enthralling 4-2 success at Chelsea in midweek, while Ralf Rangnick’s side capitulated in a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Ronaldo’s second hat-trick in five games put some shine on another underwhelming performance from United, whose pursuit of a top-four spot was nonetheless strengthened thanks to defeats for rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
The England international joined Roma from Chelsea last August and has enjoyed an excellent campaign for his Italian club.
Renan Lodi scored the only goal of the game on Tuesday night as the Spanish giants beat Man United 2-1 on aggregate, securing their place in the quarter-finals.
Three places and 19 points separate the two bitter rivals in the table, with the hosts seeking to steer clear of Liverpool at the top while the Red Devils aim to re-ignite their top-four pursuit.
The Hornets’ 4-1 win over the Red Devils cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job back in November, but significant changes have been made at both clubs since then.
The Red Devils are currently fourth in the table, two points clear of fifth-placed West Ham United, while Leeds sit 15th, six points clear of the relegation zone heading into the next set of fixtures.
The Red Devils recorded a 1-0 victory over Villa when the two teams met in the FA Cup on Monday, with Scott McTominay scoring the only goal of the third-round contest at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils, who have beaten Arsenal and Crystal Palace in their last two league fixtures, are currently sixth in the table, while Norwich are bottom with 10 points to show from their 15 matches.
The home side will enter the contest off the back of a 3-2 home win over Arsenal on Thursday, while Palace suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Leeds United on Tuesday.