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Coutinho nets as Aston Villa roar back to draw with Manchester United

Philippe Coutinho scored on his Aston Villa debut as his new club came roaring back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United.

Ralf Rangnick's side looked to be cruising with 13 minutes remaining after two Bruno Fernandes goals but Jacob Ramsey and Coutinho, who sprung from the bench with 20 minutes to go having joined on loan from Barcelona in midweek, created a famous comeback at Villa Park.

"I missed these games, I missed the Premier League," Coutinho told Sky Sports.

His manager Steven Gerrard added: "You don't lose talent. The key thing for Phil is he needs to be smiling and enjoying his football. Anyone who goes to work who isn't in a positive place it's difficult to perform and be at your best."

The game looked safe for the visitors when Fernandes finished in ruthless style after a misplaced pass from Morgan Sanson had allowed United to break. However, they couldn't see the game through as Ramsey got the Villa Park crowd rocking with a well-taken finish with 13 minutes left.

Despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo due to a hip injury, United started with great intent and Fernandes gave them the lead after his tame strike from range somehow bobbled through the legs of Emiliano Martinez.

Just five minutes later, Villa were level when Coutinho was on hand to strike from close range after a brilliant assist from Ramsey.

Sky Sports Roy Keane was disappointed with how United let the lead slip, he said: "For United, you get 2-0 in front and you think it's game over but then we saw the weaknesses in United: that lack of control, particularly in midfield, and they give away a couple of goals they'll be disappointed with.

"It shows their shortcomings. The table doesn't lie, they're seventh now. There are still plusses, there is quality and we saw that today. But there's still that bit of weakness. There was no aggression. United looked tired in the second half."

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