By Sam Harris
- Villa once again failed to get a result against United
- Villa may feel they should have had a penalty
- The Villa fans will be happy with their team’s effort
After last night’s 1-0 win at Villa Park, we once asked Aston Villa fan Sam Harris to give us his thoughts on the game, and the rest of the season for both sides.
Couldn’t fault the effort from villa today, but should have took key chances. Every player in a villa shirt gave 110% and stopped united from playing for most of the game. We didn’t play good but we didn’t play bad either.
Generally believe we should have had a penalty, for Darmian’s challenge on Richards, but that’s excuses. We should have taken our chances, especially Agbonlahor headed chance – the header was abysmal. But United should have taken theirs. Depay and Rooney both had a mare – luckily for us, otherwise the score line could have been more like a cricket score.
In my opinion, my man of the match was Amavi despite being on the losing side, worked his socks off down the flanks and looks like a star for the future.
How I believe Villa will do this season?
I think we will have a mid table finish, maybe higher if the team gels quicker. We have a big squad now, so injuries won’t affect us as much as they have in the last few years. I also think the players that Tim has recruited are at a very good standard, and they’re not even in the peak of their careers yet. I also can’t wait to see Adama Traore in a Villa shirt – couldn’t play yesterday unfortunately but is in contention to make his debut in our next match – Crystal Palace.
How I think United will do this season?
Very well, but can’t see them challenging for the Premier League title just yet. Schweinsteiger and Darmian looked good, but I think Darmian needs to practice on his tackling, could of easily been sent off yesterday as he made 5 tackles which would of resulted in a yellow card. I was disappointed by Depay also, thought we would have to be at our best to cope with him, but he had a complete mare and was awful. I can see United finishing third this season.