Villa star Bacuna offers Sherwood tactical advice before Manchester United fixture

Aston Villa defender Leandro Bacuna wants his team to take an attacking approach against Manchester United.

Aston Villa defender Leandro Bacuna has urged his teammates not to be afraid of Manchester United on the club's official site

Villa are the outsiders to win at Old Trafford this weekend, but Bacuna does not want his side to play on the back-foot.

Instead, he wants them to take the game to United and ensure that they concentrate on their own threat, rather than worrying about the problems Louis van Gaal's men could cause. 

"We must concentrate on our own destiny," he said. "We must look to play well. We have to go there and not be afraid of the opposition or the situation we are in.

"We must play with freedom and play our own game. We have to keep going."

Since taking charge of Villa, Tim Sherwood has allowed his team to play with many fewer restrictions and it is unlikely that he will change this approach just because they face a tough test against United.

Sherwood has constantly spoken of his desire to make Villa more of a threat going forward and his policy so far has been an encouraging one.

Villa won their last Premier League away game 4-0 against Sunderland and it was a performance which proved that they can be a dangerous outfit when everything clicks.

The Claret and Blues will need to put in a performance of similar quality if they are to beat an in-form United side, but they should travel to Old Trafford full of confidence and Bacuna's comments represent the no-fear attitude that is currently felt in the dressing room. 

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