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29/03/2014 08:00, Report by Mark Froggatt

Fellaini calls for focus on Villa

Marouane Fellaini has urged his Manchester United team-mates to focus on Saturday's match with Aston Villa and forget about Tuesday's Champions League tussle with Bayern Munich.

With such a mouth-watering tie just four days away, the club's supporters could be forgiven for looking beyond the Barclays Premier League encounter with Paul Lambert's Villans. However, in an exclusive interview with United Review, Fellaini explains why the players cannot adopt such a mentality.

“We have to stay focused or else risk losing the game,” says Fellaini. “We always take it game-by-game and try to win. We have the players and the squad to do that, so we will see what happens. We are determined to produce a good performance, earn three points and finish the season on a high. 

"Aston Villa lost their last game against Stoke City and they will come here looking for a win because they need the points as well. I think it will be a good game, they have some talented players and they will want to impress their fans at Old Trafford."

Fellaini's Belgian international team-mate Christian Benteke has recently hit form for the Villans, scoring three goals in as many matches. When asked just how good the towering striker can be, United's no.31 was unrelenting in his praise.

"He did really well last season and has been injured for a lot of this season, but he is playing well at the moment and has scored some good goals – I just hope he doesn't score against us!

"He has a lot of quality, he is very strong, he can hold the ball, dribble and run with it so he has all of the qualities to be a top striker. Will I advise our defenders? They have a lot of experience on the job, so I don’t think they'll need it."

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