Match Today: Manchester United vs Aston Villa 06-11-2022 English Premier League
Manchester United are seeking four consecutive wins in all competitions when they head to Villa Park in the Premier League on Sunday to face Aston Villa.
The Red Devils are currently fifth in the table with 23 points, one point behind fourth-placed Newcastle United, while a disappointing start left Villa in 16th place, with only one point outside the relegation zone.
Unai Emery was officially introduced as Villa's new coach on Friday, as the Spaniard returned to the Premier League after his brief stay at Arsenal between May 2018 and November 2019.
The 51-year-old found it difficult to make his mark at the Emirates Stadium, but he has since enjoyed a successful spell at Villarreal and speaking during Emery's unveiling, he said he was determined to end the drought that has afflicted Villa and bring them back to European football.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa
The experienced head coach will be aware of the scale of the job he has done, though Villa have struggled this season, winning three, drawing three and losing seven of their 13 Premier League games to sit 16th in the table.
Villa started his life after Steven Gerrard beat Brentford 4-0 on October 23, but lost 4-0 at Newcastle last weekend, and it would be fair to say consistency was a real issue "My dream is to win the title with Aston Villa, it's a personal challenge at the beginning." .
My second goal could be to play for Aston Villa in Europe, now we have to start thinking only about the next game because we are not in a "good place in the table", who will face Manchester United again in the UEFA Cup next Thursday, Emery said on Friday. The Red Devils have been incredibly unbeaten at Villa Park since October 1999, while their last domestic league win over the 20-times England champions came back in August 1995.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United
In fact, Man United's last two Premier League defeats have been against Villa at Old Trafford, including a 1-0 loss last season, with Courtney Howes winning in the 88th minute of the competition.
Much has changed at the club since then, though, with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola saying towards the end of October that Man United would "come back" after a difficult few years.
The Red Devils have lost the first two games of the 2022-23 Premier League season against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford, but have won seven times, drawn twice and lost only once in the league since then, and the team has shown significant improvement under the team's leadership.
The leadership of the new coach Eric Ten Hag.
His 23 points from 12 games left him fifth in the table, just one point behind fourth-placed Newcastle and just three behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with a game in hand for both sides above them.
Ten Hag claimed a 1-0 win over West Ham United in the league last weekend as Marcus Rashford scored his 100th goal for the club, while also winning the Europa League on Thursday, beating Real Sociedad 1-0 with Alejandro Garnacho's first goal.
Man United finished second in the Europa League, so they will have to take part in a two-legged match in February to determine if they can take part in the round of 16 of the competition.