For this 22nd day, Manchester United will face Aston Villa for the second time in 5 days. The Red Devils won 1-0 at home in the 1/32nd FA Cup final and will try to obtain the same result at Villa Park to pick up the European places.
Defeated at Old Trafford, Aston Villa did not deserve and showed a very beautiful face. Steven Gerrard’s team remain on a 3-game losing streak TCC but has big ambitions for this 2nd part of the season with a big winter transfer window: Coutinho and Lucas Digne have just joined the club. Today 14th in the standings with 22 points, Aston Villa is 11 points ahead of the red zone and 11 behind the European places. It’s up to them to take their revenge to get out of this soft underbelly of the championship.
Manchester United meanwhile remain on a sad 0-1 defeat at home to Wolves and therefore finds himself 6 points behind West Ham, 4th. They must therefore absolutely ride on this FA Cup victory to start a series and move up the standings. McTominay and Shaw are suspended, Pogba is still injured while Ronaldo, Dalot, Martial and Maguire are doubts.
The opinion of the editorial staff: 1-1
With many absentees on the side of the 2 teams, the point of the draw could be expected.
The probable compositions
AstonVilla: Martinez – Cash, Konsa, Mings, Worthy – Ramsey, Luiz, Sanson – Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho
Manchester United : De Gea – Wan Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Telles – Matic, Fred, Van de Beek, Fernandes – Cavani, Ronaldo
The match channel
The meeting will be broadcast this Saturday January 15 at 6:30 p.m. on Canal+Sport and RMC Sport 1
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