All eyes will be on Villa Park on Sunday night as Aston Villa takes on Manchester United in what could be an exciting matchup as the 2023–24 Premier League season heats up.
Aston Villa enters the match having just defeated Sheffield United 5-0, while Man United defeated West Ham United 3-0.
After 23 games, Unai Emery’s team is presently eight points clear of Man United, who are in sixth place.
But the Red Devils have triumphed 3-2 and 1-0 in their last two meetings with Aston Villa.
News on the Aston Villa team
Morgan Rogers, who was ruled ineligible for the FA Cup loss to Chelsea, will be available to the home team again. Nicolo Zaniolo and Pau Torres were also cleared to return to the matchday squad following their respective ailments.
Regretfully, due to a knee issue, Ezri Konsa will be out for three to four weeks.
Long-term injuries have kept players like Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings out of action.
Jhon Duran, a striker, is also recuperating from a major hamstring injury.
Lucas Digne might return today due to a thigh injury.
News about Man United’s squad
Lisandro Martinez, the center back for Man United, left the game against West Ham at the 71st minute due to a knee injury. Now, he will be absent for a minimum of eight weeks.
Tyrell Malacia (knee injury), Mason Mount (calf injury), and Anthony Martial (groin injury) will all be missing for Erik ten Hag’s team against Aston Villa.
Due to an undisclosed issue, Aaron Wan-Bissaka left Thursday’s training session and will not play against Aston Villa.
After Martinez’s injury, Raphael Varane is anticipated to play a defensive role for the Red Devils.
Aston Villa’s likely starting lineup:
Martinez, Cash, Torres, Lenglet, Diaby, Tielemans, Watkins, Moreno, Luiz, Kamara, and McGinn.
Potential starting lineup for Manchester United
Shaw, Mainoo, Casemiro, Garnacho, Fernandes, Hojlund, Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Varane, and Rashford.
Aston Villa vs. Manchester United kicks off at 5:30 p.m.