Date and Time: 11th January 2022 @1:25 AM IST
Venue: Old Trafford
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Where to watch?
India: Sony Sports Network
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Team News:
In the game Manchester United vs Aston Villa, the home side will be without the services of Paul Pogba for the second time this season due to injury, while Anthony Martial will not be considered for selection due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding his future; Eric Bailly will also be absent due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast. Even though Victor Lindelof has returned to the team following his recovery from COVID-19, club captain Harry Maguire is still out with an injury. Phil Jones, who made an impressive debut against Wolves in the league last time out, could be in line for another appearance at the heart of the defence.
Rangnick has promised to field a strong lineup on Monday, although it seems probable that Dean Henderson will start in goal, with Diogo Dalot, Fred, Marcus Rashford, and Bruno Fernandes all being considered for inclusion after the league game against Wolves on Saturday. Given that Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw are both banned for the Premier League match between the two sides next weekend, it seems likely that the duo will be selected in the starting XI here today.
To the benefit of Aston Villa, Gerrard has announced that both Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings will be available for selection, while Kort Hause is expected to recover from an injury to join the team. Through injuries, Marvelous Nakamba and Leon Bailey will be unable to compete, while Ashley Young is a significant worry for the match against his previous team; Coutinho is also unlikely to play for his new club.
Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore are both missing owing to their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, but Gerrard still has a plethora of alternatives in the attacking areas, and a strong team may see Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendia line up with Watkins as part of a front three.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Probable Playing XI:
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Diego Dalot, Lindelof, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw; Fred, Scott McTominay; Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Matty Cash, Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Targett; Ramsey, Douglas Luiz, McGinn; Emi Buendia, Watkins, Danny Ings
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Manchester United win (1.75)
Aston Villa win (4.33)
The One-Liner Explainer:
With the hosts struggling in recent matches, this is a very tough game to predict. Villa will enjoy their chances of winning at Old Trafford, and they will be confident if they do. Manchester United’s loss to Wolves, on the other hand, might really work against Villa’s favour, and we believe the Red Devils will move to the fourth round with a narrow victory.