Douglas Luiz: Aston Villa Star Appears to Mock Andre Onana After Scoring vs Man United

Douglas Luiz: Aston Villa Star Appears to Mock Andre Onana After Scoring vs Man United

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Douglas Luiz did a peculiar celebration after scoring against Manchester United
  • The Aston Villa midfielder did the celebration right in front of Andre Onana
  • Luiz's goal pulled Aston Villa level before Scott McTominay scored United's second

Douglas Luiz appeared to mock Andre Onana after scoring against the Manchester United goalkeeper at Villa Park on February 11.

Luiz managed to draw the hosts level after Rasmus Hojlund had opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the first half.

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Douglas Luiz celebrates after scoring against Manchester United on February 11. Photo by Martin Rickett.
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Manchester United were the better side in the opening exchanges and were rewarded after a Bruno Fernandes free-kick was sent over for a corner-kick. The resulting corner was headed down by Harry Maguire, with Hojlund creeping behind the Villa backline to poke the ball past Emi Martinez.

A sustained period of pressure for Unai Emery's men paid off in the 67th minute from a set piece of their own. Onana made a brilliant save to deny Clement Lenglet from close range, but Leon Bailey sent the rebound back in. Luiz put a foot out to direct the ball past the Cameroon shot-stopper.

Douglas Luiz's celebration vs Man United

The Brazilian then rushed off to celebrate but stopped in front of Onana to do a couple of shoulder shakes and shimmies.

Here is the video of that incident.

Luiz's goal saw him register his best goal-scoring season. His strike was the seventh of the season, according to Squawka. He had two other decent chances to fire Villa ahead before Scott McTominay restored United's lead on the other end.

The substitute headed in a Diogo Dalot cross to win the game for the visitors - their fourth in a row in all competitions. The result leaves United five points off Aston Villa in fifth place after 24 games. Fifth place could be enough to secure Champions League football next season.

Man United to reward Kobbie Mainoo

Sports Brief reported on Manchester United's plan to offer youngster Kobbie Mainoo a new bumper deal following his impressive performances.

Mainoo has broken through under Erik ten Hag, becoming a regular starter after recovering from a knee injury. He scored his first Premier League goal against Wolves in stoppage time to win the game for United on February 4.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)