Womens World Cup

Manchester United-Aston Villa Preview

Manchester United look to make it four wins on the trot and stay in the hunt for a top-three finish Thursday at Villa Park, where they face a relegation-threatened Aston Villa side desperate for a result.

United (15-10-8) are starting to find some breathing room in the table, entering this match three points clear of Wolverhampton for fifth while playing their match in hand with this contest. Fifth may still be good enough for Champions League play next term as eternal rivals Manchester City could learn whether their appeal of UEFA's two-year ban on European play will be upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport as early as Monday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team, though, are taking care of what they can do to get there themselves. Manchester United tore through Bournemouth 5-2 on Saturday at Old Trafford, shaking off an early deficit as teen starlet Mason Greenwood had a brace on either side of halftime and Bruno Fernandes continued to be unplayable against with a goal and two assists.

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