The 'Red Devils' will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing elimination from the Carabao Cup in midweek after a narrow defeat at the hands of West Ham United. Aston Villa on the other hand will also be looking for a positive result after they cruelly crashed out of the same competition via a penalty shootout loss to Chelsea.
Both teams are set to play without a chunk of their first team members.
Manchester United will be without the services of Amad Diallo who is still nursing a thigh injury, and Marcus Rashford who has not yet recovered following a surgery to his shoulder. The match could also come too early for Edinson Cavani who has been out with a muscle injury.
Aston Villa on the other hand will be without Axel Tuanzebe who is on loan from Man United and will not be able to play against his parent club. Egyptian winger Trezeguet and English striker Keinan Davis are both out with knee injuries, while French midfielder Morgan Sanson is also out with a thigh injury.
Jamaican trickster Leon Bailey impressed on his home debut last weekend but was taken off with a thigh injury and could sadly miss the trip to Old Trafford. John McGinn is a doubt for the match with a head injury, while their first choice Left back - Matt Targett is also a doubt for this match after leaving their game against Everton last weekend with a muscle injury.
No matter the starting lineups that will be selected by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dean Smith, the match is still going to be an entertaining one to watch in front of a fully packed Old Trafford stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to keep up his red hot form for the home side against one of his favorite EPL opponents. The five time Balon D'or winner has scored 5 goals at Old Trafford against the Villains and will be licking his lips ahead of this encounter. He has 4 goals in his first 3 games for Solskjaer's side and will surely want to add to that tally against an Aston Villa team that have conceded 6 goals in their 2 matches on the road this season.
Expect a high scoring encounter at Old Trafford come Saturday afternoon (12:30pm kick off local time) with Manchester United clear favorites to claim all 3 points here.
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