As far as Louis Van Gaal is concerned, the Dutch Manager will be hoping that the defeat against Tottenham is the nadir of their season. Although they have had many more occasions like that, last Saturday we saw something that we haven’t seen before for the Red Devils. They simply surrendered, in fact, fallen apart would be the right word to describe how they conceded 3 goals in just 6 minutes last Sunday.
Van Gaal should thank De Gea for still being the head coach at Manchester United, as the Spaniard’s great performances have been invaluable, as was evidenced mid-week vs West Ham.
However, despite the recent heroics of David De Gea, the Red Devils won’t need to rely on him on Saturday, as they face a lowly Aston Villa side. For a team that has cancelled its annual award ceremony, you can gauge yourself how this season is panning out for The Villans.
Thus, with Aston Villa coming their way on Saturday, Louis Van Gaal will be hoping for a much better afternoon than the one he was forced to sit through last weekend.
Although there have been few occasions this season when Manchester United fans could have afforded to be optimistic, the return of Wayne Rooney as a starter is one of them. With the Englishman coming back from his injury, Manchester United have a formidable front trio in the shape of Rooney, Martial, and Rashford now.
Here is the Probable Manchester United lineup …