Amavi explains what he's noticed after one competitive game for Aston Villa

Aston Villa player Jordan Amavi has commented on his start to life in the Premier League.

Aston Villa player Jordan Amavi told the club’s official website what he’s noticed about the Premier League already, after just one game in the division.

Villa face their second match of the season this evening when they take on Manchester United at home, looking to make it six points from a possible six.

Amavi is one of several players manager Tim Sherwood drafted in over the summer and he feels he’s been able to quickly adapt to the difficult challenge of playing in the Premier League.

“Football here is different from France - it's much, much quicker! I am used to playing against rapid footballers in France but this was something new for me but I found it very good,” he told

“It's much more physical too in this division. I tried to bring my absolute maximum to the game. We won so it was a great start for me, but more importantly, for the team.”

Pace is key for Aston Villa

Sherwood looks as though he is going to make pace one of the key elements related to his team for this season.

Villa are at their best under Sherwood when they are on the front foot and using pace to their advantage in both defence and attack.

What’s most encouraging with regards to Amavi is that he’s already had an impact over the team and has settled effectively.

However, Manchester United will provide a more serious challenge this evening than that posed by Bournemouth last weekend and Amavi needs to be on top of his game to help his team get the right result.

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