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The 43-year-old former Scotland international believes his relegation-battling side can go to Old Trafford with no pressure, and has praised the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has urged his players to enjoy their match against Manchester United on Monday night, who need a single win to be crowned Premier League champions.

Manchester City's loss against Tottenham on Sunday means United can claim the title should they beat the relegation-battling Villans at Old Trafford.

But while the Red Devils will be eager to secure the title, Lambert believes his side should not fear the champions elect, and has backed his side to spoil the party.

"I've got no worries about going there,” Lambert told reporters. “It's going to be a fantastic place to play football, against the champions elect.

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"If you don't enjoy going playing there, there's something wrong. If you can't handle the pressure, you're not going to be a footballer. It's what you're having a career for.

"It's a game no-one expects us to get anything from but we're certainly a goal threat."

The former Champions League winner also went on to praise fellow country man and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who is edging closer to his 13th Premier League title.

"You'd love to know how he's done it," Lambert continued. "Starting out at East Stirlingshire, St Mirren, Aberdeen where he did a fantastic job and then Manchester United. He had a hard time at United to start with but the rest is history.

"What he's done is nothing short of remarkable. I know him pretty well. I used to go and watch Manchester United training when I was out of work.

"I don't think there's a better manager. I don't think that'll we'll see another manager stay at one club for 27 years. Who's going to do that? He's surpassed anything anyone could do."


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