The domestic cup competitions are back in England and so are Manchester United. After an early exit from the Carabao Cup, the Red Devils will focus on winning the FA Cup to salvage their difficult season. They face Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Monday in the cup tie.
Manchester United are struggling with their form across all competitions. In their previous game, they dug deep but failed to register a win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joao Moutinho scored the goal in the 83rd minute to take home all three points for the Molineux-based outfit.
Aston Villa have found themselves out of the relegation muddle but have three losses in the past five games. They lost their previous game to Brentford at Brentford Community Stadium. Steve G will look to bounce back with a win against Old Trafford whom they defeated last time in the PL.
Match: Manchester United vs Aston Villa
Date and Time: 11th January, 1:25 AM IST
Venue: Old Trafford
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Head-to-Head
MUFC have played Aston Villa 166 times with Manchester United registering 88 victories and Aston Villa winning it 39 times. However, Aston Villa have been a tough nut to crack in the recent past as they ran out of winners when both sides met last time in the league.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Team News
Manchester United: Manchester will undergo a rotation as revealed by their interim manager, Ralf Rangnick. Dean Henderson, Harry Maguire and Donny van de Beek are in contention to start the game. Victor Lindelof has recovered from COVID is available for selection.
Aston Villa: Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet are with their national teams due to ongoing AFCON. Tyrone Mings and Ollie Watkins are available for the team that missed the Brentford fixture. On the other hand, Ashley Young will miss the fixture against his former team due to injury.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Probable Playing XI
Manchester United: Dean Henderson, Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles, Donny Van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes
Aston Villa: Emi Martinez, Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey, Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings, Emi Buendia
Manchester United vs Aston Villa D11 Team
Dean Henderson, Phil Jones, Matt Targett, Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa, John McGinn, Donny Van de Beek, Bruno Fernandes ©, Emi Buendia, Mason Greenwood (VC), Ollie Watkins
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Probable Winners
In recent times, Manchester United have failed to hit top gear. On the other hand, Aston Villa are going through a honeymoon period under Gerrard. In a closely fought contest, we predict Red Devils to emerge victoriously.
Predictions: Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Live Stream
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