Manchester United head to Villa Park this Sunday in a bid to continue closing the gap to Champions League football.
Erik ten Hag appears to have finally got his Manchester United side performing again. The club look free-scoring with seven goals in the last two games – a number which is almost a third of the amount scored in the previous 21 games.
The next challenge on Ten Hag’s hands will be to turn this side into something consistent after months which lacked that.
To build on two consecutive wins, United will need to overcome the high-flying Aston Villa but will be confident as they did just that already this season in a 3-2 win in December.
A win moves United within five points of fourth-placed Villa and Ten Hag will be keen to reignite a Champions League bid. But how will Ten Hag line up? Here’s our predicted XI…
Manchester United predicted XI to face Aston Villa
This is a game in which United can lay down a real marker and let the league know they’re back. So therefore Ten Hag needs to go strong in his line-up.
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This begins with Andre Onana in goal fresh off his seventh clean sheet of this Premier League season – which makes him joint second in the league.
Ahead of these two, captain fantastic, Bruno Fernandes, is guaranteed to start.
Up top is the man in form, Rasmus Hojlund, he can’t stop scoring right now and should continue his streak here.