Manchester United have a doubleheader against Aston Villa next week, with the first clash taking place in the FA Cup at Old Trafford on Monday evening.
Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed Victor Lindelof will be available but captain Harry Maguire (abdominal) is unlikely to feature. Paul Pogba (thigh) and Anthony Martial (knee) are also ruled out. Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are suspended, while Eric Bailly is away at the African Cup of Nations.
Manchester United’s Predicted XI To Play Aston Villa:
De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles, Matic, Fred, Fernandes, Greenwood, Ronaldo, Cavani
Villa manager Steven Gerrard will have Ollie Watkins (illness) and captain Tyrone Mings (suspension) back in contention but Ashley Young (toe) is a minor doubt. Marvelous Nakamba (knee) and Leon Bailey (hamstring) are on the treatment table, while Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore are at the African Cup of Nations. John McGinn is suspended after picking up 5 yellow cards.
Aston Villa’s Predicted XI:
Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Sanson, Luiz, Ramsey, Buendia, Ings, Watkins
At the bookies, United are the favourites with Coral pricing them at 8/11 for the win. A draw is 3/1 with Bet 365 while a victory for Villa is 4/1 at Sky Bet.
Predicted Score – 1-1 (United to win on penalties)