Aston Villa have finally started showing some improvement, with the hosts hoping to continue the good run against Premier League leaders Manchester United. That is, however, easier said than done given their opponents’ recent form.
Aston Villa have been on the constant downward spiral over the last few years, with last season’s 16th-place finish the lowest point in club’s recent history. This is precisely why the club chiefs were expected to heavily reinforce the squad over the summer, but they seem to have opted for quantity rather than quality. While Ron Vlaar and Christian Benteke already look decent signings, players like El Ahmadi, Holman, Lowton and Bennett seem to be a huge waste of money as they don’t appear to have the required quality to play at this level. Being extremely weak and inexperienced at the back and completely clueless in build-up play, Aston Villa do look like genuine relegation strugglers and they definitely don’t have what it takes to match one of the best sides in the league.
Manchester United have been awfully quiet during the summer transfer window, but they have done some tremendous business by signing Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie. And, while the Japanese playmaker has yet to really prove his worth at Old Trafford, the Dutchman loks like he’s been playing for the Red Devils for years. The attacking four of Valencia, Rooney, Van Perise and Young are the most responsible for team’s impressive scoring run, but it is important to note all other areas of the team are in full working order. As a result, United have won all four Champions League group games, while climbing to the Premiership summit, and they now hope to stay there with three points from Villa Park.