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DAILY MAIL 🔵 Raphael Varane confronts Douglas Luiz after late Man United winner

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  • Varane had words with Luiz after Man United netted a late winner at Villa Park 
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Raphael Varane appeared to get the last laugh on Douglas Luiz after confronting the Brazilian following Manchester United’s late winner against Aston Villa. 

Scott McTominay netted in the 86th minute at Villa Park, as United moved just five points behind their opponents with a victory. 

Aston Villa looked as though they would be taking a point from the contest, after Luiz netted an equaliser from close range with just over 20 minutes to play. 

Luiz after his goal did a shimmy celebration, which happened to be directly in front of United defender Varane who did not look best pleased with his antics.  

While most of United’s players celebrated in front of their travelling support after McTominay headed in their late winner, Varane walked over to confront Luiz. 

Raphael Varane appeared to confront Douglas Luiz after Man United's late winner

It came after Luiz did a shimmy celebration in front of Varane earlier in the match

The Frenchman with his arms stretched out walked over to Luiz as the Brazilian picked up the ball, and the pair appeared to exchange words and get in each other’s faces. 

Referee Robert Jones saw the confrontation and got between them to stop the row. 

Meanwhile, another image appeared to show Diogo Dalot mocking Luiz with his own shimmy as he celebrated in front of United’s fans.  

Luiz’s celebration appeared to backfire on both himself and the team, as Villa suffered their third consecutive home defeat.

Man United boss Erik ten Hag, suggested after the game that the Brazilian’s shimmy of the shoulders may have ‘fuelised’ (fuelled) his players.  

Club legend Rio Ferdinand also poked fun at the Villa man on social media afterwards, posting a photo of Luiz doing the shimmy with the caption: ‘U ok?’ 

Varane was not the only player that Luiz had a row with during the 90 minutes. 

Rasmus Hojlund, who scored the opening goal of the match, took his time to get off the pitch as he was replaced by Jonny Evans.

Diogo Dalot also appeared to mock Luiz's celebration in front of United's travelling support

Luiz also had a row with Rasmus Hojlund after the Manchester United man was substituted

Luiz's celebration backfired as United took the victory after Scott McTominay's late winner

This infuriated Aston Villa’s fans and coaching staff, though Hojliund in response offered a cheeky gesture by reminding them of the score and signalling that they should simmer down. 

Clearly unhappy with both the gesture, and the clock running down as he meandered off the field of the play, Luiz ran over to him and grabbed his shirt before ushering the forward off.

Villa fans made their feelings clear throughout the incident, with clips on social media demonstrating just how much Hojlund had infuriated some of the supporters in attendance.

United would have the last laugh though, as they held out to secure three points, which could be crucial come end of the season.

Scott McTominayRaphael Varane

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