Come Easter Saturday Manchester United is going to take on Aston Villa, at their home ground. In this last phase of English Premier League every match has turned to be very important. So, let us have a quick preview of Manchester United vs. Aston Villa match preview with the expected starting line up.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Match Preview
Current Form of Manchester United
Winning four consecutive Premier League clashes have put United into a good rhythm. Last win against Liverpool has given the team, the much needed confidence to go further, than just qualifying for Champions League next year. With eight more matches in hand, Manchester United is set to put up a show to confirm their ticket into UCL and make a real threat to Arsenal with the table position.
The wins against Tottenham and Liverpool have brought back the immense confidence of the squad. Rooney has been the key master of the squad and is not ready to hit a pause. Goals from Carrick, Fellaini and not to mention Mata’s double at Anfield have strengthened up the forward line-up. Mid-fielders getting goals always backs-up the strikers and that is what is been happening. The whole team has been on a roll, with the wall De Gea, recently developed Smalling. The only off-show their team is burdened up with is Di Maria. So, there is a less chance that Louise van Gaal will place him, in starting eleven.
Manchester United last five matches –
Manchester United 2- 0 SunderlandNewcastle 0-1 Manchester United
Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal
Manchester Uited 3-0 Tottenham
Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United
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Current Form of Aston Villa
Aston Villa on, the other hand, have gone through a troubled path in E.P.L. They have recently lost to Swansea but, before that Aston blew away West Broom from FA Cup quarter-final and reached the semi-finals of the tournament after 5 years. In the EPL, though Aston is in 16th position with the fear of relegation hanging. They will have to put all their blood and sweat and fight to the tongue to steal points from the Red Devils.
Aston Villa has displayed quality performance against West-Broom, even without Benteke, but then at their Premier League match against Swansea, the team again faced a home defeat. Benteke, on his day is believed to turn down any big name, but he really lacks consistency. On the other hand, Agbonlahor is not that qualities that can be expected break Manchester United defence easily. If pitched, both the forwards are going to need support from, N’zogbia with the ball delivery. Though, there remains a chance that Tim Sherwood will land Weimann against United and may go for an all out encounter!
Aston Villa last five matches –
Newcastle 1-0 Aston VillaAston Villa 2-1 West Broom
Aston Villa 2-0 West Broom
Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 0-1 Swansea City
Manchester United vs. Aston Villa
Day: 4th April 2015
Stadium: Old Trafford
Kick Off: 15.00 (Local Time), 19.30 (IST)
Expected Starting Eleven of Manchester United vs. Aston Villa
Manchester United: David De Gea (1), Jones (4), Smalling (12), Valencia (25), Blind (17), Carrick (16), Herrera (21), Fellaini (31), Young (18), Mata (8), and Rooney (10).
Aston Villa: Given (31), Lowton (34), Okore (5), Clark (6), Bacuna (7), Sinclair (9), Delph (16), Cleverly (8), Benteke (20), Agbonlahor (11), N’Zogbia (28).
This is a very important fixture at this stage of the Barclays Premier League. If Manchester United keeps their momentum up, Arsenal may lose their position to them, as the gunners are going to face Liverpool on the very same day. On the other hand, Aston Villa is in desperate need to steal some points to survive in the Premier League. For live details and live streaming keep tuned with Football Lens.