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Dean Smith’s Aston Villa is 10th in the Premier League with five games (Lindsey Parnaby / PA).

By Phil Medlicott, PA

Dean Smith believes Aston Villa is having his last Both appearances demonstrated the desire for a strong end to the season.

After the 2-2 draw against West Brom on April 25, Villa won 2-1 last weekend in Everton and only recorded the third win in 12 Play.

You’re 10th on the Premier League table of five games, starting when they clashed with Manchester United at Villa Park on Sunday.

“We felt like we were doing some inconsistent performances . We have lost a little momentum. ” We want to end the season well and I think people saw that on our last two shows. We have to make sure that we include that in the next game now.

“Our level of performance has increased. We played against West Brom and had the most touches we’ve had in the opponent’s box since we got promoted. We then went to Everton and were up there, had four or five big chances in the first half and were worthy winners.

“We feel like we’re going in the right direction again. In the last five games, we want to hit the markers to create big opportunities and be solid in the background. “

Although not ready to give specific details, Smith confirmed that his team” has a goal “for the remainder of the campaign.

” Manchester United, then we have the return against Everton. We have Chelsea last game, Tottenham, Crystal Palace. We have some really good games to play and the guys know where to finish, how high they want to get, how well they want to finish.

“Our last two gigs have been really good and we want that Finish the start of the season. “

United reached the Europa League final on Thursday, while Manchester City and Chelsea will face each other in the Champions League final.

When asked if English clubs are doing well in Europe said Smith: “It definitely inspires us and it is the goal of this football club to be a challenge for European places, be it Europe or the Champions League.” At the end of the day, that’s what we want to achieve, what our owners want, and the players and me too. “

Sunday’s game is part of a four-in-eight day run for United and Smith said, referring to the Villa Park competition,“ I don’t think they’re going to change the way they play, the staff may be due to of the games they play I have, but their squad is good enough to spin.

“I’m more concerned that they won’t get any penalties against us in this game.” We had in the last a few games (against United) a few shady ones against us. “

While the game comes too early for Villa captain Jack Grealish, who has missed the last eleven games due to a shin problem, the midfielder should be back with his on Saturday Teammates are training.

Morgan Sanson (knee) is still out, a return to training is scheduled for next week, and Trezeguet is also out after breaking his ACL last month.

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