Aston Villa is going head to head with Manchester United starting on 15 Jan 2022 at 17:30 UTC at Villa Park stadium, Birmingham city, England.
Start date: 15 Jan 2022 23:00
Venue: Villa Park
Referee: David Coote, England
Head to Head Record
FT: Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa
FT: Aston Villa 1-3 Manchester United
FT: Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa
Manchester United Team News
Despite a hip injury, Ronaldo is expected to be available, while Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho, Diogo Dalot, and Phil Jones should all be fit to play.
The team’s sole known injury absence is Paul Pogba, although Luke Shaw and McTominay are banned, while Eric Bailly is away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
McTominay’s place in midfield might be taken by Nemanja Matic, while Edinson Cavani is expected to replace Marcus Rashford in the final third.
Aston Villa Team News
Villa will be without Leon Bailey and Marvelous Nakamba due to injuries, while crucial midfielder John McGinn will miss the match due to suspension.
Due to their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet will also miss out, while Ashley Young is a doubt to face his former club this weekend.
Coutinho, who has signed on loan from Barcelona, might be joined in the starting XI by new left-back Digne for the home side.
Coutinho’s inclusion might force Danny Ings out, while McGinn’s absence will allow Frenchman Morgan Sanson to play with Douglas Luiz and Jacob Ramsey in a midfield three.
Rangnick has been said to be considering a midfield diamond, although Donny van de Beek is still unlikely to play from the start due to the ongoing rumours over his future.
Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; Ramsey, Luiz, Sanson; Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho
Manchester United XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes; Ronaldo, Cavani
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