Gary Neville: Aston Villa v Man United is unpredictable, just like this Premier League season
Predicting Aston Villa v Man Utd is as tricky as picking a Premier League winner, says Gary Neville.
Last Updated: 13/12/13 10:00am
Back-to-back home defeats in the league for the first time in over a decade have left David Moyes' side wading down in ninth spot, 13 points behind table-topping Arsenal. Sunday's hosts meanwhile, lost 2-0 to Fulham last weekend but picked up a brilliant 3-2 victory over Southampton a few days earlier.
The pair meet on Super Sunday and Sky Sports expert Neville thinks anything could happen.
Watch the video above to see Ed Chamberlin and Gary Neville's full preview of Aston Villa v Manchester United and Gary's comments on United's season so far
ED CHAMBERLIN: Is Villa Park a good place for United to be going this weekend?
GARY NEVILLE: "It's unpredictable.
"We've seen Villa go away to Southampton and even though they got dominated, they win. Against Manchester City they got dominated for parts of the game and they win. Then I watched them against Fulham last week on Super Sunday and they were really poor in that match. We saw them on Monday Night Football three weeks ago where they had a really poor first-half but recovered in the second-half - there's a level of inconsistency about Aston Villa at the moment. You don't know what you're going to get from them.
"But what they do have in Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke and a couple of the younger lads in midfield are players that can hurt you and are capable on their day of creating moments that will give you problems.
"I think that, from United's point of view, they've got to concentrate on their job. I wouldn't say it's an easy game, I wouldn't say it's a hard game. It's all dependent on what you do yourself and from United's point of view it's a game they're certainly capable of winning."
ED CHAMBERLIN: What's been going wrong for United up to now?
GARY NEVILLE:"People always want to know the definitive answer. They want to know one thing but there's never one thing that's gone wrong when a team loses one match, let alone when they're on a poor run of form.
"Confidence is low. I was at the game last Saturday against Newcastle and they almost drifted through the performance.
"I always think of United teams going down in a blaze of glory at the end, lots of chances, mayhem in the opposition box, goalkeepers going up but it just didn't seem to happen and at the moment they're lacking in belief.
"It happened about 10 or 11 years ago. Some people might think that this would never have happened in the Sir Alex Ferguson era but it did. There was a period around this time of year in, I think, about 2001/02 where we were mid-table and we were just dropping points, losing games and the confidence does go a little bit. But they've got to get it back quickly.
"They're the same players who were champions last year so that belief, form and standard is in there but they've got to get it back because they're putting themselves under more pressure the more times that they drop points."
ED CHAMBERLIN: So Sunday at Villa Park is a bit like the Premier League this season, anything could happen?
GARY NEVILLE: "It was your opening line to the season! I remember you said it would be intriguing and you said it was going to be unpredictable with new managers at the top.
"Each week we look like fools analysing how teams are going to do. The week after they win two matches and you're thinking right they're back again - United against Arsenal you thought they'd go on a run after that win and they didn't.
"We really are looking at the most intriguing and unpredictable season we've ever had but that's why everyone watches it. In other leagues I always think you know the result pretty much before you start but in the Premier League anyone can beat anyone and everyone takes points of each other."
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