Villa boss O’Neill confirms deal for Man Utd fullback

O’Neill said: “I spoke to Sir Alex a few days ago about Bardsley and he wouldn’t mind at all. But like anything else, until things are signed, I won’t take it for granted.

“Hopefully he’ll join us this week, though obviously he can’t play against Manchester United next weekend. We just want to start building the squad up a wee bit to give the players a helping hand.”