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Manchester United will be looking at getting back to winning ways when they face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at Villa Park.

The Reds go into the game on the back of a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Roma in the Europa League midweek, whilst the visitors ran out 2-1 winners over Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League last weekend.

Head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is widely expected to make changes from his side that faced Roma during the week, with Dean Henderson and Marcus Rashford both likely to be recalled to the starting eleven.

Having secured a place in the Europa League final in Gdansk, the Reds will be looking to consolidate their spot in the top four on Sunday and a win against Aston Villa would all but do that. United sit nine points above West Ham who currently sit in firth place and have a game in hand over the hammers and should United beat Villa it would all but secure their spot in next seasons UEFA Champions League.

However it wont be easy. Aston Villa have enjoyed a bright season under Dean Smith and United will have to be at their very best should they wish to take all three points but with skipper Jack Grealish still out injured on the sidelines they do not hold the same threat and United will no doubt look to take full advantage of that come Sunday.

United’s away from this season has been particularly impressive this season and if Solskjaer’s men can put in a repeat of the type of away performance we have seen against the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham earlier in the season, then we have every chance of leaving Villa Park with all three points.

In what has been an up and down season for Manchester United, Solskjaer has a real chance to end the season on a high. Securing a top four spot and winning a trophy is no mean feat and if he manages to do that I feel it would make this season a successful one both for him and for the club.

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