Aston Villa travel to Manchester tonight knowing a defeat would seal the title for Manchester United and keep themselves very much in the relegation dogfight.

Paul Lambert's side are just one spot above the drop zone but were boosted over the weekend by defeats for the three clubs in the relegation places.

Lambert knows victory would be priceless, but admits that it will not be easy against the current Premier League leaders who are bidding for their record 20th league title. 

"We know it's going to be a really tough game, with the players Man Utd have got. They have a fabulous side, a team which is very, very good." said Lambert speaking to Aston Villa's Official Club Website.

Another interesting twist would lie if Villa were to win tonight, which would compound both Queens Park Rangers and Reading to relegation into the Championship. 

Both sides failed to register points at the weekend and could pay the price should Villa prevail.

It is bound to be a cauldron of noise at Old Trafford tonight, as home supporters urge their team to reclaim their crown, which was snatched away by noisy neighbours Manchester City on the last day of last season.

It could be an intimidating atmosphere for Lambert's side tonight but the Scot feels it important that his team relax and enjoy the match. 

"If you don't enjoy going there and playing in that environment, then there's something seriously wrong with you," he added. "Yes you're up against one of the best teams in Europe. But, you've got to go there and enjoy it and handle it."

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