Hojlund fires United to a stunning boxing day comeback.

Rasmus Hojlund finally ended his goal drought as Manchester United came from two goals down to shock high flying Aston Villa.

The Norwegian had previously played 14 premier league games for the red devils without netting, but broke his duck to give United all 3 points.

The striker said that he was the “happiest man alive” after grabbing the winner at Old Trafford to relieve the pressure on manager Erik Ten Hag.

Aston Villa opened the scoring in the 21st minute when John McGinn put the Villains in front as they looked to move to second in the table.

Leander Dendoncker grabbed Villa’s second 5 minutes later to spark jubilant scenes in the Old Trafford away end.

United struck back through Argentinian Alejandro Garnacho, as the winger’s brace brought the reds level in a boxing day classic.

As the game looked to be spiralling towards a draw, Hojlund’s firsts premier league goal gave United all three points.

The win puts Ten Hag’s side up to 6th in the premier league table as their pursuit for the champions league places strengthen.

As for Unai Emery’s Aston Villa they remain in 3rd place but miss an opportunity to widen the gap from the chasing pack.

Hojlund and United will be hoping that the result can boost them to a stronger level of consistency and more premier league success.

Across boxing day there was also wins for Luton, Liverpool, Nottingham forest and Bournemouth in a boxing day full of goals.