New Villa manager Emery calls for a repeat performance at Old Trafford
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 10, 2022 - 10:42AM
Unai Emery hopes for more success against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup tonight (Picture: Peter Powell/EPA)

ASTON Villa boss has challenged his squad to take the same attitude from Sunday’s Premier League win over into tonight’s Carabao Cup tie at Old Trafford.

Villa delivered a stirring display to beat United 3-1 and give Emery’s reign the perfect start.

The former Arsenal manager is likely to freshen up his team for the trip to Manchester, where both Leander Dendoncker and defender Jan Bednarek will be unavailable as they are cup tied.

Whatever side Emery sends out, though, the Spanish coach is determined they will have the required mindset to get another positive result for Villa.

‘We are going to be playing away, so that is our first challenge, to be having the same performance as we did at home,’ Emery said.

‘It is going to be different but my idea is to create and build a team with the same style, but changing some players, to achieve our (needed) performance.

‘They are the same players who won 4-0 over Brentford, and they played with the same performances again [on Sunday]. Our challenge is to keep the same performances in the next match.’

French midfielder Morgan Sanson could play at Old Trafford (Picture: Ryan Browne/Shutterstock)

Midfielder Morgan Sanson made a brief first appearance of the season as a substitute on Sunday.

He could start tonight and Emery added: ‘He did very well in training. He is a good player. I think he can help us.’


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