Aston Villa’s Championship form has really picked up in recent weeks and under the leadership of Steve Bruce, the Midlanders are looking a much better team going into the future.
If there is a man who has been there and done it at this level, it’s “Brucie”, who has successfully led a number of teams out of the second tier and back into the Premier League.
On the pitch, results have been slowly picking up and a 1-1 away draw in the big Second City derby on Sunday should be considered as a very useful point indeed.
Villa were under the cosh for large parts of the game, but they rode through the pressure to give a performance that enabled them to share the spoils.
But attention is now beginning to turn to January, and the way Bruce will put his stamp on this Aston Villa side.
And in this piece, we want to assess whether there are any real targets from Manchester United that could improve this developing Aston Villa side.
So with that in mind, here’s two United players Villa should be looking to poach in January…