Last Updated: 29/03/14 6:55pm
The final whistle goes and Moyes gets a huge reception as he goes down the tunnel. Things looked bleak when they went behind, but United hit back to run out easy winners although the scoreline does not do justice to the efforts of Villa who missed several golden chances.
Fellaini feeds Januzaj down the left and he puts over a superb cross that Hernandez turns in from close range.
Still Villa press and Tonev gets to the by-line and crosses but it's too deep and goes out for a throw on the far side.
Credit to Villa who have given a good account of themselves but have undermined their performance with some poor defending.
Tomev tries his luck with a curler from 25 yards and it's only just wide of De Gea's left-hand post.
United are playing "keep ball" as we enter the final 10 minutes and if they go on to win this game it will be a confidence-booster ahead of Tuesday's clash with Bayern Munich.
I still fancy there is another goal left in the game with both sides still looking to get on the front foot whenever possible.
Another great chance falls to Benteke who gets a touch on a superb cross from Westwood but can only put it wide as United appeal in vain for offside.
Great control by Rooney in the box sees him work a shooting opportunity but he is denied a hat-trick by a superb point-blank save from Guzan.
Weimann looks to run at the heart of the United defence but is beaten by sheer weight of numbers and is left frustrated on the ground.
Fellaini is penalised for a foul on Weimann but makes amends by heading the resulting free kick clear.
A poor goal from a Villa persepctive as the ball was allowed to bobble around in the box without any white shirt getting in a clearance and you feel it's a long way back for them now.
Old Trafford is in full cry for the first tome today and there is obviously plenty of relief in the ground now as Villa has been making it awkward.
Villa fail to clear their lines and Fellaini manages to poke the ball to Mata who tucks home his first United goal from close range.
United respond with Buttner delivering a terrific cross but no one in a red shirt can get on the end of it.
Another great chance for the Villa striker who meets a cross from Albrighton and gets above Vidic but heads over.
He did the hard part in bringing the ball down on his chest but then completely missed his kick - how costly could that be?
Golden chance for Villa with Westwood picking out Benteke in the box but he fails to get his shot on target under pressure from Vidic.
The hosts are straight back on the attack but Fellaini's pass for Mata is too strong and Villa have a goalkick.
United have made a change with Michael Carrick on for Rafael who I think picked up an injury in the build-up to United's second goal.
Ian Little says: "For years United fans have criticised every other club for the treatment of managers ... I think they need to take a long hard look at themselves and get behind their own manager now!"
United fan Grant Sutton says: "Good to see Utd winning at home. Going a goal down could have led to fans getting at the team and falling to yet another defeat. I was at the City game and can't believe the difference between the two sides now. Moyes was never the man for the job, Mourinho, Guardiola, Ancelotti were all available in the summer but we chose to go with a manager with no history of winning any trophies."
As a United fan, I find it very hard to want Moyes out. Okay, he may have made some questionable decisions here and there this season (most notably, to me, the insistence on keeping Cleverley in the match day squad), but this man is somebody that worked wonders at Everton, when he was given TIME. That's exactly what we need to give him, and I hope the board do keep him on. As for SAF, considering only a poor red card decision at Old Trafford against Madrid knocked us out of the CL last season, I also find it hard to blame him for our misfortune this season. The players needs to start playing, that's all it is," says James Mottershead.
Lauren Gallagher says: "Rooney has been single-handedly carrying this team over the past few games. It should be a 11-man team effort but it feels as if Rooney is on his own sometimes. I think the players need to follow his performance as he's surely going to become our new captain when Vidic leaves."
"Vidic is back ... Vidic, who doesn't care anymore, and seems to be thinking of Italy. Wayne should have the armband now. His drive seems to be growing, and he seems to be leading even when not captain," says Chris in the USA.
"Although a dip in form or position in the league may well be expected since Fergie retired, the level to which this team has sunk is completely unacceptable. It is only Moyes fault; he got rid of a back room staff who know the players and have a Premiership winning mentality that could only have helped him throughout the expected difficulties of the new job. Instead he replaces Meulensteen, Phelan and from all accounts even the cleaners with his men from Everton who have no clue with how to deal with the pressure of United, handle superstar players or win anything. Had he kept the continuity of the staff we wouldn't be in this wholly embarrassing position," says Timothy Hardy.
"United are looking past the real issue, Moyes being sacked isn't what needs to happen. Nobody seems to be making a big enough deal of the fact that Ferguson has attended far too many games this season and the constant shadow of him at the games is doing no good for Moyes, thought he was quitting to spend more time with his wife, not go to every game? No support in the transfer window after last season when the players reached their peak and bringing in an average player in Fellaini has therefore brought an average season when they needed to strengthen like every other team around them did. Look how well Everton are doing without him. Says it all. And I'm a Sunderland fan," says Daniel in Durham.
Billy from Romford says: "An nteresting fact is that until Wayne Rooney's equaliser United had conceded seven goals without response at Old Trafford and it's the first time they have scored at home since 9th February. The last home win was on the 28th January against Cardiff, I'm not confident we will win today."
The whistle is blown and is greeted by applause by a much happier Old Trafford faithful who have seen their side hit back to claim the lead.
GOAL! Rooney strokes home the spot-kick to give United the lead as we go into two minutes of added time.
The right-back eases Agbonlahor off ghe ball by the touchline and no free kick is given despite Villa protests.
Villa are looking to play a high line and twice there they were caught by through balls over the top.
Rooney then looks to go through but Guzan makes the right decision this time and gathers at the striker's feet which earns him a pat on the head.
Villa are looking dangerous at set pieces and will be pleased with how the match is going for them so far.
The first corner of the game is taken by Westwood and Rafael does well to stop Benteke getting in a header. Vlaar turns it back in and Jones heads clear at full stretch.
United have a free kick down the left after Buttner is brought down by Bacuna, but it's played short and they are forced back.
Villa look to have weathered the storm that hit them after United's equaliser and the game is once more finely balanced.
Mata plays a lofted ball into the box looking for Kagawa, but again it's Vlaar who gets his head to it and Guzan gathers.
Fellaini tries to thread the ball through for Rooney but Vlaar matches him for pace and then eases him off the ball to make the clearance.
Delph then tries to find Benteke with a quickly-taken free kick but he overhits it and United have a goalkick.
Villa get a ball into the box which they haven't been able to do for several minutes and Weimann tries to heds it down for Delph, but Jones clears.
Waheed says: "I am sick of being called a glory hunter because my opinion is that David Moyes is inept and should be sacked before he causes any more damage. It is not glory hunting to want a manager at your club that is tactically astute, instils confidence and sets his teams out to play creative attacking football. A man fit for the job of managing Manchester United. Those peddling lame excuses for him such as 'it's a transitional period', 'squad is not good enough', 'players have let him down' just need to answer one question: 'why are Everton better than us this season?'. There lies the answer for anyone of any intelligence."
It's all United at the moment but Villa are looking fairly comfortable at the back it has to be said.
Rooney whips it in to the near post and Clark gets to it ahead of Vidic but strangely a goal kick is awarded.
Albrighton is penalised for a foul on Kagawa and United have a free-kick just outside the box, down the left.
Fletcher chips the ball into the box looking for Kagawa but Vlaar makes a vital interception to clear.
The goal has clearly settled the home side down and they are knocking the ball around with some confidence.
Kagawa delivers a precise cross and Rooney barely has to move as he glances the ball into the bottom corner.
United look to respond and Young whips a dangerous ball into the near post where keeper Brad Guzan bravely collects ahead of Rooney.
Westwood delivers the free kick into a crowded box and Clark is totally unmarked but heads over from eight yards.
Albrighton goes down after a challenge from Buttner who claims the Villa player dived and there is a flare-up which sees the United defender booked.
Westwood stepped up and curled the ball over the wall and into the corner and despite United keeper David de Gea getting a hand to it he was unable to keep it out.
Jones makes a great block to stop the ball getting to Weimann from Bacuna's pass but pulls up holding his hamstring.
Young - playing against his former club - robs Agbonlahor and floats the ball towards Rooney but Vlaar gets there first and clears.
Rafael is fouled by Agbonlahor and United have a free kick 35 yards out. Mata whips it in and Rooney meets it but can only head the ball away from goal.
Agbonlahor breaks for Villa and finds Bertrand who is brought down in clumsy fashion by Rafael. Delph takes the free kick but Jones heads clear.
Fellaini looks to burst clear after neat work from Kagawa, but Vlaar sees the danger and clears downfield.
Villa press with Marc Albrighton finding Andreas Weimann in the box but he finds the bounce difficult to control and Vidic gets across him to clear.
Phil Jones looks to play a long ball forward to pick out the run of Wayne Rooney, but it's too strong and goes harmlessly behind for a Villa goalkick.
David Moyes has come out ahead of the United team and has received a huge ovation from the home support.
"I don't believe Moyes was the right choice. However, I still want him to do well and succeed. People can't use the excuse that it took Fergie a while because as mentioned Moyes has inherited a title winning team containing Chelsea's best player, Dortmund's best player, Arsenal's best player and (arguably) Everton's as well. But surely that points to the players more than the manager? Going for a 3-1 win for the Reds ... oh and the banner is a disgrace!" says Ste Marriott.
"Team changed yet again. Got Nani to sign a five-year deal and hasn't handed him an appearance since ... Hernandez, a natural goalscorer, but hasn't had a sniff of first team football? Looks like playing narrow with three playmakers but has put Ashley Young in instead of Januzaj?!.. In Moyes we trust? He makes it impossible to trust in him," says Danny Tan.
I'm a Norwich fan looking from the outside and think those Man Utd fans wanting Moyes sacked are classic examples of glory hunters who don't have the football knowledge to know that sometimes you need to rebuild," says Tom.
"Can people stop going on about how long it took Sir Alex Ferguson to win a trophy. He did not take over a team that had just won the league by 14 points, or whatever it was. Moyes hasn't reacted to situations within games like he should. He's refusing to admit he'd have done things differently. Is it time for some people to admit they were wrong. The club is more important than their egos," says Sven Phillips.
"Genius from Moyes, playing Kagawa again on the wing. Why doesn't he play de Gea up front and Rooney in defence - completely clueless," says Waz from Halifax.
"A lot of United fans still think Moyes is the right man - but he's inept and done enough damage now. I'll back the team but not him," says Wayne Varnfield in Kettering.
"On paper, this should be an easy three points for David Moyes' men, but I see Villa heaping more misery on the champions if they can dictate the play. Prediction: Man Utd 0-2 Aston Villa, with Benteke bagging a brace," says Chris Green from Huddersfield.
Stuart in Ireland says: "Im a huge Villa fan and have been all my life. I'd just like to say that people need to get off David Moyes' back! Alex Ferguson didn't win a coin toss for a while when he took over at United. Wasn't it four years before he won a cup? Looking forward to the game but dont think Villa will win."
"This is a day that all TRUE supporters should get behind our chosen one. It's easy to support a club when winning, a true supporter backs their team when times are hard!" says Joe from Manchester.
"Those fans flying the banner should really focus on getting behind the team, we are not a club who hire and fire and we just have to give the manager enough time to get it right," says Hasib Patel.
Will Juan Mata finally grab his first goal for Man Utd? Sky Bet have boosted his odds to score first to 7/1, while Christian Benteke is a 9/1 boost to beat him to it. United are the favourites, with Villa the value bet.
Under-pressure Manchester United manager David Moyes welcomes captain Nemanja Vidic back from suspension for Saturday's must-win match against Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Vidic replaces Rio Ferdinand at centre-back, while Alexander Buttner, Ashley Young, Darren Fletcher and Shinji Kagawa come into a side that containes five changes from the line-up that lost 3-0 to Manchester City on Tuesday. Aston Villa make two changes from the team that lost 4-1 to Stoke, with Ciaran Clark and Marc Albrighton replacing Nathan Baker and Karim El Ahmadi, who misses out because of a thigh injury.
The teamsheet has arrived and it is as follows - Man Utd: De Gea, Da Silva, Jones, Vidic, Buttner, Fellaini, Fletcher, Kagawa, Mata, Young, Rooney. Subs: Giggs, Hernandez, Carrick, Nani, Welbeck, Amos, Januzaj. Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Bertrand, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor. Subs: Bennett, Steer, Sylla, Tonev, Holt, Lowton, Robinson. Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
Good morning and welcome to coverage of today's early kick-off in the Premier League between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Red Devils boss David Moyes is under intense pressure following their comprehensive midweek 3-0 defeat at home to neighbours City and some fans are planning a protest with a plane set to fly over the ground during the match trailing a banner with the words: "Wrong One - Moyes Out" in seven-foot high red lettering on it. The Scot claims he has the backing of most United fans despite a poor season so far, but defeat today against Villa would seriously worsen his position ahead of next Tuesday's visit of Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Villa are nine points clear of the drop zone but will not rest until they get past the 40-point barrier which is often used as thetally to guarantee survival. Team news plus line-ups to follow and, as always, we welcome your views on the game so send them to email@example.com and I'll publish the best ones.