Ryan Giggs is targeting maximum points from back-to-back home games to stabilise Manchester United's Premier League title challenge ahead of the trip to Manchester City later this month.

United suffered their first defeat since the beginning of January when they lost 1-0 at Wigan on Wednesday night, allowing City to cut their lead to five points with five games of the season remaining. Giggs has made it clear he wants Aston Villa this Sunday and Everton the following week to be disposed of with the minimum of fuss.

He said: "It is important that we get six points from the next two games. We are at Old Trafford, we are at home. We will be looking to win both games and put the pressure on. We have had poor performances throughout the season and results but we have always bounced back."

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