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Manchester United will be looking continue their winning ways against Aston Villa on SaturdayReuters

Manchester United face Aston Villa at Old Trafford as they look to improve their position in the Premier League.

Apart from their unexpected defeat at Swansea City on 21 February, the Red Devils have been doing pretty well of late, winning five out of their last six Premier League fixtures.

United now sit comfortable at fourth position, five points above Liverpool, whom they manage to beat 2-1 in their last fixture.

Although United's hopes of securing the Premier League title are still pretty bleak as they are eight points behind leaders Chelsea – who have a game in hand – they have a good chance of finishing above fourth place, as they are only one and two points behind third-placed Arsenal and second-placed Manchester City respectively.

If United are able to defeat Villa and Arsenal fail to beat Liverpool on Saturday, the Red Devils will temporarily be placed second, as City are scheduled to play their fixture against Crystal Palace on Monday.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is pretty confident that his side will be able to get a positive result against Villa on Saturday.

''I have a good feeling that we can continue against Aston Villa,'' said the Dutchman. He added that he always knew that United would do much better in the Premier League than what most people predicted following their poor form at the beginning of the season.

''I said when we had 13 points from 11 games and we were getting a lot of criticism that we would see at the end of the season."

However, the former Barcelona boss insists that the "rat race" is still not over and Tottenham and Liverpool are still in contention for a Champions League place despite being pretty behind at the moment.

''It is still a rat race. Also Tottenham and Liverpool are still in it," he added. ''We have given them a blow but we have to play against the first three still. A lot can still happen.''

Meanwhile, Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is confident that his side will be able to cause an upset at Old Trafford as he looks to keep Aston Villa out of the relegation zone in the closing stages of the season.

The Villians, who have recorded four defeats in their last six Premier League fixtures, are in a precarious position as they are currently only three points above the relegation zone.

Although Villa are not expected to beat United, who are currently in a good run of form, the former Tottenham boss insists that his side can beat the odds and get a positive result at Old Trafford this Saturday.

"I think they are beatable, they have only lost two games at home all season, they have a terrific record at Old Trafford, but every team can beat anyone. It would be an upset, we believe we are capable of upsetting them," said Sherwood, according to ESPN.

"I don't think there's anything to be scared of," he said. "That's no disrespect to Man Utd, what I mean is that it's just a game of football which any team can win on any given day."

Expected Line-ups:

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Blind; Carrick, Herrera, Fellaini; Young, Mata, Rooney

Aston Villa: Guzan; Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Hutton; N'Zogbia, Sanchez, Delph, Sinclair; Benteke, Agbonlahor

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for pm 3 pm BST (7:30 pm IST, 10.00 pm EDT), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

The match will not be telecast in the UK, but audience can listen to the live commentary of the match on BBC Radio 5. Catch the game live in the US on NBC Sports, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports and live stream it on Fox Sports On Demand.

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