Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has revealed he is wary of Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes ahead of Thursday’s game against Manchester United.
Speaking ahead of Aston Villa’s upcoming clash against Manchester United, Dean Smith explained: “It’s a tough task but no tougher than going to Anfield and playing against Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino – three of the best strikers and now champions.
“Now we’ve got to do the same against a team who are full of confidence and the main man to watch is Bruno Fernandes who’s been outstanding for them.
“Hopefully this will be the first [league win since 1995]. United are a very good team, we know that.
“They’ve improved, and as I said Fernandes is playing very well. They’ve got pace and power upfront as well but they conceded a couple of goals against Bournemouth at the weekend and Bournemouth took the lead.
“There’s a lot of heart we can take certainly from our performance against Liverpool and we’re going to need that sort of performance again, but we need to be better in the final third and take our chances when they come.”
The Red devils are on a 16-game unbeaten run as we target the top-four, while Villa are battling to survive relegation.