Prince William is very concerned about Aston Villa’s end-of-season prospects, former Manchester United chief executive David Gill has revealed.

Following their 6-1 capitulation against Man City at the weekend, Dean Smith’s side are now in the bottom three and a point from safety.

Prince William is Aston Villa’s most famous fan

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Prince William is Aston Villa’s most famous fan

The Villans have lost six of their last nine league games and suffered their heaviest home defeat in almost four years when Sergio Aguero and Co ran riot at Villa Park.

And the Duke of Cambridge, who is undoubtedly the club’s most famous fan, has apparently expressed his concerns over the future of his beloved football team.

The future King made the comments as he met the FA’s vice-chair, and former Old Trafford chief Gill, who was collecting a CBE at Buckingham Palace.

Gill said: “I’ve been lucky enough to meet (William) a few times and talk about football, he was more worried about Aston Villa and how they’re going to finish this season.

“We had a nice chat about football, he’s a keen follower of it.”

Earlier this season, the Duke and Duchess took their children, Prince George, six, and Princess Charlotte, four, to Carrow Road, to see Villa beat Norwich 5-1.

And Gill also addressed fans’ concerns VAR, the technology that has caused endless talking points since it’s introduction at the beginning of the season.

Dean Smith’s side were humiliated by Man City

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Dean Smith’s side were humiliated by Man City

He added: “VAR is with us, we’re not going to roll back, but I think there certainly can be improvements.

“We will learn from the mistakes this year, and make sure that in five years time we’re not talking about Var, because I think that can be the case.

“Let’s not rush it, it’s a major change.

“When referees get trained from the start in VAR, the fans understand it more, the players, I think we can look forward to positivity with it.”


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