Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their derby day disappointment when they take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
The champions welcome back Nemanja Vidic from suspension though fellow defenders Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are doubtful with hamstring and calf problems respectively and Robin van Persie remains out with a knee injury.
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Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has called for Manchester United to finish the season strongly and secure qualification for the Europa League, according to the Mirror.
The reigning Premier League champions sit eighteen points behind league leaders Chelsea after Tuesday evening’s 3-0 home defeat to neighbours Manchester City.
Manchester United kept alive their slim hopes of securing a top four finish with a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in superb fashion on just eight minutes, lobbing Hammers’ keeper Adrian from just inside the hosts’ half.
Manchester United’s slim chances of securing a top four finish this season all but ended after losing 3-0 to Liverpool
at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Penalty kicks either side of half time from Steven Gerrard gave the visitors a comfortable lead, while Luis Suarez put the result beyond any doubt with a neat finish six minutes from time.
Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, beating Aston Villa 3-0 at Villa Park.
Danny Welbeck doubled his league goals tally for the season with two quick fire goals in the first half, before Tom Cleverley put the result beyond doubt seven minutes into the second half.
Manchester United go into Sunday’s game at Aston Villa desperate to bounce back from two straight home league defeats.
The champions somewhat made amends for quick-fire 1-0 losses to Everton and Newcastle United with a victory by the same scoreline over Shakthar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday evening to seal top spot in Group A.
Manchester United beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening to finish top of Champions League Group A.
The Premier League champions struggled to match their opponents for large parts of the game, but it was the hosts who got the breakthrough on sixty-seven minutes, when Phil Jones volleyed in from a corner.
Manchester United suffered their second 1-0 home defeat in the space of four days, this time at the hands of Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.
Yohan Cabaye’s strike just after the hour mark was enough to secure victory for Alan Pardew’s men, who move four points ahead of United, who remain in ninth place with twenty-two points after nine games.
Manchester United duo Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic have both signed new contacts with the club, the Daily Star understands.
England international Carrick has put pen to paper on a new two year deal which could see him end his career with the current Premier League champions, while club captain Vidic has extended his deal by a further twelve months.
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Phil Jones is set to miss Manchester United’s matches against Cardiff City and Bayer Leverkusen after picking up an adductor injury on international duty with England, the Mail Online understands.
The 21 year old lasted just 57 minutes of the Three Lions’ 2-0 defeat to Chile on Friday evening due to the groin problem, and was replaced by club teammate Chris Smalling, who is likely to start for Roy Hodgson’s men against Germany this evening.
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