Manchester United came from behind to beat Aston Villa 4-1 on a day when a banner was flown in protest against David Moyes.
The pressure on Moyes increased when Ashley Westwood opened the scoring with a fine free-kick after just 13 minutes, but Wayne Rooney quickly drew United level.
Rooney then put United in front with a penalty at the end of the first half and Juan Mata scored his first goal for the club on 57 minutes.
Javier Hernandez then added a late fourth to seal an important win and boost confidence after the Manchester derby defeat.
The build-up to the match had been dominated by talk of the planned protest and a plane carrying the message ‘Wrong One – Moyes Out’ flew over Old Trafford shortly after kick-off – but on this particular occasion it was purely plane sailing for the United boss.