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3.55pm GMT

The turn of Aston Villa’s Dean Smith now.

Villa are only outside the relegation spots on goal difference and they face a tough trip to eighth-placed Sheffield United at the weekend.

I don’t think there’s any easy way for young English managers to get there. You’ve got to go and work really hard. We’ve both done that and now we’re at the top table which is the Premier League, both wanting our teams to go and perform each week. I notice Chris said yesterday it probably adds a little bit more pressure on both of us being local lads as well because everyone feels they can have a chat with you. I’ve spoken before about going to my local golf club and people asking me about my players and stuff like that so Chris will have exactly the same. But we’ve both been in the game for a long time and know what our jobs are about and it’s going and getting results for the team.

3.31pm GMT

It didn’t seem so long ago that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was being talked of as the next Premier League manager to get the chop.

However, back-to-back Premier League wins over Spurs and Manchester City have changed the mood at Old Trafford and United added a 4-0 Europa League win over AZ Alkmaar last night.

Related: Manchester United manager Solskjær expects impact from Duncan Ferguson

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