Our match prediction:
The jury is still out on Louis van Gaal as there have been plenty of positives as well as negatives during his reign, but the reality is Manchester United have shown a great deal of potential in the business end of the season. The 3-0 loss at White Hart Lane damaged their top 4 hopes, but the Red Devils looked pretty good before conceding the opener, and they made sure to produce a perfect response, defeating West Ham on the road to reach the FA Cup final. With rock bottom Aston Villa next, Man Utd will see this game as a perfect opportunity to record another morale-boosting win. Unless they can win at Old Trafford, the Villans will be mathematically relegated after the weekend, and the players cannot wait for the season to end. Aston Villa have now lost eight football matches on the bounce, and with the confidence at an all time low, it is easy to predict they will return from Manchester empty-handed.
Highligted Player (de Gea):
David de Gea Quintana, born on 7th of November 1990 in Madrid is a Spanish football player which is currently playing for Manchester United. De Gea’s length is 192cm and is the goalkeeper for the national team of Spain as well. De Gea started his career at Atletico Madrid B and after playing for Atletico Madrid for 2 seasons he got transferred to Manchester United for 20 million euro. David de Gea made his debut for the national team in June 2014.David de Gea won the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid in 2009/2010 and the Premier League with Manchester United in 2012/2013. At the moment David de Gea can be considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and is involved many transfer rumours every transfer period. David de Gea played for more than 300 games on the highest level already.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa are one of the three clubs that dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Villans host their rivals at Villa Park, the stadium that was opened in 1897 and its’ capacity is 42,682. However, it has to be noted that the highest attendance recorded at the stadium was 76,588 when Aston Villa faced Derby County in the FA Cup back in 1946. Aston Villa’s fiercest rivals are Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves and Coventry City is big as well. Aston Villa have won seven First Division (Premier League) trophies, with the team clinching seven FA Cup trophies as well. The team’s biggest success, though, came in 1982 when they won the European Cup. The Villans defeated Bayern Munich (1-0) in the title game and Peter Withe was named the man of the match.