Nov 10, 2012 at 5.30pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
2-3
Man UtdManchester United
Weimann (45', 50')
Ireland (56')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Vlaar (63' og.), Hernández (58', 87')
Carrick (65')

Sir Alex Ferguson: 'A big task for Paul Lambert'

Ferguson: 'A big task for Lambert'
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Sir Alex Ferguson thinks that Paul Lambert has a huge task ahead of him to turn things round at Aston Villa.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he does not envy Paul Lambert's task of turning things round at Aston Villa.

Villa are just one place above the relegation zone ahead of today's match against the Red Devils.

Ferguson believes that Lambert needs time to get things right in the Midlands.

He told reporters: "Paul Lambert is a new manager there. It's a big task and a daunting one as Villa are not where everyone expects them to be.

"If you look at the team, it's a completely new team: a new back four, a new midfield and a new striker from the Belgian league [(hristian Benteke). It does take time to change teams.

"When you've got that many new players, it's hard but Paul has done well as a manager and is still young. Villa have a great history of course and I think it's probably correct to say they haven't matched their expectations over the years."

United have won seven of their last eight games ahead of the trip to Villa Park.

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