Former Celtic star Chris Sutton has backed Aston Villa to bounce again from their residence stoop and inflict a 2-1 defeat upon Manchester United of their upcoming Premier League assembly.
Chris Sutton Backs Aston Villa To Hand Manchester United A Actuality Examine
Manchester United produced considered one of their season-best performances in opposition to West Ham United final Sunday (February 4). Erik ten Hag’s facet completely dominated proceedings from begin to end and claimed a 3-0 victory at Previous Trafford. Rasmus Hojlund scored the opener within the twenty third minute earlier than Alejandro Garnacho bagged a second-half brace (49′, 84′) to seal a cushty victory.
Sutton was impressed with United’s efficiency in opposition to West Ham United however doesn’t assume they’d have the ability to overcome Unai Emery’s Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon (January 11).
Analyzing the sport, Sutton wrote in his BBC column:
“Manchester United impressed me of their win over West Ham with the management they’d of that recreation – we’ve got not seen that from them fairly often not too long ago.
“Persons are saying they’re getting again to their greatest type and when Erik ten Hag spoke afterwards, he was as upbeat as I’ve heard him be all season. Rasmus Hojlund is likely one of the causes Ten Hag is so constructive. He performed properly, and once more took his objective properly.”
He concluded by including:
“This can be a very completely different take a look at, nevertheless, even when Aston Villa have misplaced their previous two residence video games, firstly in opposition to Newcastle after which to Chelsea within the FA Cup.
“Villa usually are not out of the title race but and I’m backing them to reply. Whereas I believe Manchester United will rating, Lisandro Martinez’s damage is an enormous loss for them on the again.”
Sutton’s Prediction: 2-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa Vs. Manchester United: Head-To-Head Report
In keeping with the info from SportsMole, Aston Villa and Manchester United have squared off 140 instances over time in all competitions. Report 20-time English champions Manchester United lead the head-to-head race by a landslide, with them clinching a whopping 81 wins over the Villans. The Birmingham facet, in the meantime, have received 25 matches and performed out 41 attracts with the Pink Devils.