Man Utd captain Maguire: Aston Villa basically two-legged tie this week

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire admits playing Aston Villa back-to-back this week is unusual.

United are getting a double-dose of Aston Villa this week.

The two will go head-to-head in the Premier League this afternoon at Villa Park before playing in the Carabao Cup again a few days later, this time at Old Trafford.

Maguire reckons it will be a bit like playing a two-legged game.

He told the club website: “It’s strange that it’s fallen like that. It’s a bit like you play two legs in a Europa League or a Champions League tie.

“[But] I think we just take each game as it comes. We won’t be looking at the second one, we’ll be looking at the first one and just looking to get the three points. We try and get the three points and after that, we try and win the second game.

“After the first one, we’ll have more of an idea of how they play and where their strengths and weaknesses are, but for sure, we just have to look after ourselves.

“We have enough talent in the squad of players we have now to go and win the football match and we’ve got to make sure that we perform 100 per cent.”