The Daily and Sunday Express is home of the enthusiastic fans of United. United has recently been on a winning streak, securing victories in five of their last seven games in all competitions. If they win their upcoming match against Villa, it would be their fourth consecutive victory this season, and they have favorable fixtures against Luton Town, Fulham, and Nottingham Forest on the horizon.
However, the team has also suffered nine losses, leaving them in a precarious position. The Red Devils have struggled to win any of their last 15 away games against opponents in the top eight, with eleven of those matches resulting in defeats. Their problematic run began in November 2021, when they managed a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Despite a statement victory at Villa and goals from Ronaldo, Cavani, and Rashford, the team’s fortunes remained uncertain. Subsequent underwhelming performances, including a draw at Atalanta in the Champions League and league defeats to Manchester City and Watford, ultimately led to the dismissal of manager Nuno Espirito Santo and a challenging period for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The match against Villa comes at an opportune time, as the home team has been struggling, with only one win in their last five games in all competitions.
For Solskjaer, it is crucial to continue the recent string of positive results and put an end to their away struggles against direct rivals. Overcoming this hurdle would be a significant achievement and could strengthen his position with the team’s ownership.