Tim Sherwood discusses the main aim of his Aston Villa side

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The Villa boss says there is a spring in their step after the win over Bournemouth on the opening day.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Tim Sherwood says the main aim of his Aston Villa side is to entertain and send the club’s fans home happy.

The Villans enjoyed a winning start to their season as they beat Premier League new boys Bournemouth 1-0 on the opening day, courtesy of a goal from summer recruit Rudy Gestede.

After a disappointing campaign last time around, and a period of unimaginative football under former boss Paul Lambert, Villa fans have not had much to cheer about in recent seasons.

And Sherwood says the main aim for him and his side is to get them back on their feet.

“That's always our aim - to entertain them, please them and send them home happy,” he told avfc.co.uk.

"It's about getting the win and pleasing our fans - and sending everyone home happy. That's key. That's what we aim to achieve. We want to do more of that. Hearing that final whistle is what we work all week for.”

A spring in their step

The Villa manager also insists that his side are full of confidence heading into their game against Manchester United on Friday.

Louis Van Gaal’s side also enjoyed a winning start to the season on Saturday, as they beat Tottenham Hotspur  at Old Trafford courtesy of an own goal from Spurs defender Kyle Walker.

While Villa were hardly inspiring in their victory against Eddie Howe’s side, Sherwood says the win has put a spring in everyone’s step as they worked hard over the summer in an effort to get off to the best possible start.

“There's a spring in everyone's step,” he added.

"Obviously winning helps. It puts that confidence into the group. We have worked very hard in pre-season so to come off our first game with a victory, away from home with a clean sheet, was all we could ask for."

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