Aston Villa goalscorer Ramsey: Emery told us we all had clean slate

Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey says the players will enjoy Sunday’s victory over Manchester United after a tough few weeks.

The 3-1 result marked a winning debut for new manager Unai Emery.

Goalscorer Ramsey said: “It’s been a tough couple of weeks with the old gaffer getting sacked. There has been a lot of tactical work this week and the game plan worked.

“When the new gaffer came in he said it was a clean slate. He gave us a lot of confidence and belief and I think it showed on the pitch.

“Manchester United have got top players and we knew we were going to be on the back-foot for periods.”

On his goal, he added: “Ollie [Watkins] is good at taking on players and he has put it on a plate for me.”