Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United: What Emery said

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery speaking to BBC Match of the Day 2 after the game: "We deserved more. We planned the match [around] how we could feel strong and try to have control of the game and how we could win, and I think we did that. We weren't clinical today. Their goalkeeper made some very good saves and they were clinical.

"We have to reset, we are frustrated but we have to be positive. Manchester United are more of a contender to be where we are than us, and we have a gap to them. We have to be strong in the mind, not lose our focus, and focus on how we are trying to build the team and be stronger. The performance today was how we are trying to build.

"We are now fifth in the table - now is the moment to remind us of that. If we play like tonight, we have to be positive and try to recover our way in the next few days for the game against Fulham.

"We lost to a very good opponent today but we have created a distance from them and our challenge is to try and be consistent between now and the end of the season."

On attacking midfielder Jacob Ramsey: "He played a very good match. He had some chances to score a goal and maybe that is the next step that he has to do. We need him and we are very happy that he played 90 minutes today.

"I was wishing we would score one goal through him but we are hoping for [that in] the next match."