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Aston Villa Vs Manchester United Tactical Preview: Team News, Key Men And Streaming Links

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Aston Villa will welcome Manchester United at Villa Park on Saturday evening as both teams look to get the better of each other in this Premier League game. The Villans suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of the Red Devils in the EFL Cup earlier this weekend, so they will be eager to get some revenge by collecting maximum points in front of their home fans.

Aston Villa Vs Manchester United: Talking Tactics

Steven Gerrard will set his side up in a 4-3-3 formation and would rely on the quickness of Ollie Watkins and the guile of Philippe Coutinho to cause a lot of problems for the opposition during the 90 minutes.

Ralf Rangnick could opt for a 4-3-1-2 formation and might instruct his players to retain possession well so that they can feed some decent balls to the feet of Bruno Fernandes, who will be Man United’s main playmaker in the final third.

Team News

Aston Villa

John McGinn won’t be available for selection for the Villans due to suspension. Ashley Young is unlikely to be ready for this game as he is still recovering from an ankle injury.

Aston Villa Predicted XI

Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Ramsey, Luiz, Sanson, Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho

Manchester United
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 10: Referee, Michael Oliver waits for VAR during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on January 10, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Manchester United

Both Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw are suspended for this game. Rangnick will be sweating on the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire as they are both significant concerns ahead of this weekend’s contest at Villa Park.

Manchester United Predicted XI

De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Telles, Fred, Matic, Van de Beek, Fernandes, Cavani, Ronaldo

Key Men

Aston Villa

All eyes will be on Philippe Coutinho who is expected to play from the start for the West Midlands outfit. The defensive performance of Ezri Konsa and Tyrone Mings could go a long way in deciding the fate of this contest.

Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes needs to have a good game if the Red Devils are to come out on top in this game. Both Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire will have to figure out a way to keep the Villans at bay during the 90 minutes.

Aston Villa Vs Manchester United: Streaming Links

Country Broadcaster
United Kingdom Sky Sports
USA NBC Sports
India Hotstar,  JioTV
Canada DAZN
Spain DAZN
Italy Sky Sport
Germany Sky Sport
Australia Optus Sport
New Zealand Spark Sport

 

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