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Is this reasonable? fan response to Aston Villa’s “insane 4D chess” move that confused everyone before they scored against Manchester United

Is this just?Aston Villa’s “genius 4D chess” moves before scoring against Manchester United confused everyone, as fans reacted.

Before Aston Villa’s goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford, supporters applauded the team for their “genius” set piece strategy.

In just 26 minutes, Unai Emery’s team took a 2-0 lead at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Leander Dendoncker and John McGinn.

The first goal was directly from a McGinn free kick, and despite strong objections from United players for being offside, VAR cleared the goal.

Deliberations appeared to centre on whether Ollie Watkins, who was in an offside position, got a touch on the ball before it went into the back of the net.

The England forward didn’t, and the goal stood.

But fans spotted another element of the goal that left viewers deceived at first.

Before the free kick was taken, Villa forward Leon Bailey took up a position behind United goalkeeper Andre Onana, and appeared to be shouting in the shot-stopper’s ear before the set piece was taken.

Once McGinn stepped up to strike the ball, Bailey ran back towards his team-mates and well away from the area in which the ball was being delivered, meaning he could not be offside.

And when fans realised what Bailey had done, they could not help but applaud the Villa star, who has five goals and five assists in 16 Premier League appearances this term.

Admittedly, one United supporter said, “Leon Bailey playing 4D chess, fairs.”

“Leon Bailey should get an assist for his work on Onana,” stated a second fan.

“Look what Leon Bailey did there, football IQ 1000000%,” exclaimed a third.

Marcus Rashford’s goal for the home team toward the conclusion of the half forced Villa to resist pressure after going up 2-0 in less than 30 minutes.

Alejandro Garnacho scored another goal for United through the side netting, but the build-up was called offside.

Erik ten Hag will likely have a lengthy halftime team talk at Old Trafford as United is on the verge of a fourth Premier League loss in six games, all of which have ended without a goal.

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