Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(50) 37 Goals 37 (56)
(42) 28 Assists 23 (46)
(6.5) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
27.7 Average Age 31.5
182 Average Height (cm) 185.3
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1 (1)
(49%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 54% (56%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.6)
(1.1) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Aston Villa
Man Utd
Player Reason Status Rating
Leon Bailey Out 6.4
Marvelous Nakamba Out 6.45
Jaden Philogene Out 5.95
John McGinn Out 7.17
Philippe Coutinho Doubtful 6.96
Ashley Young Doubtful 6.43
Bertrand Traoré Out 6.28
Trézéguet Out 6.03
Player Reason Status Rating
Paul Pogba Out 7
Luke Shaw Out 6.64
Scott McTominay Out 6.89
Dean Henderson Doubtful N/A
Anthony Martial Out 6.31
Harry Maguire Doubtful 6.65
Cristiano Ronaldo Doubtful 7.11
Diogo Dalot Doubtful N/A
Phil Jones Doubtful 6.42
Jadon Sancho Doubtful 6.66
Eric Bailly Out 6.28

Team News

Aston Villa
Man Utd
  • Steven Gerrard says Philippe Coutinho is not match fit following his move from Barcelona so may only make his Aston Villa debut from the bench against old foe Manchester United on Saturday.
  • It will be interesting to see where Gerrard plays his former Liverpool team-mate, whether in a midfield diamond or in attack alongside Ollie Watkins and Emi Buendia. It is likely we will see both during the course of the season.
  • Villa are actually a little light in midfield this weekend with John McGinn suspended and Marvelous Nakamba injured so Gerrard will certainly be tempted to unleash Coutinho from the start in a 4-3-1-2 formation. Morgan Sanson is the alternative but his Villa career has just not got going.
  • Lucas Digne was announced as an Aston Villa player on Thursday morning following a move from Everton and Gerrard will seriously ponder a full debut for him with Matt Targett out of form.
  • Apart from being involved in two disallowed goals, Danny Ings was mainly on the periphery again on Monday night.
  • Ashley Young remains a doubt to face his former club, while young talent Jaden Philogene-Bidace will only return to training on Monday due to a hip problem.
  • Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are both suspended for Manchester United due to an accumulation of bookings.
  • Ralf Rangnick has confirmed he expects Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Phil Jones to be fit to face Aston Villa on Saturday after injury ruled them out last time around.
  • Harry Maguire has missed United's last two through injury but was able to train on Thursday and should return to partner Raphael Varane here.
  • Diogo Dalot is hoping to be available on Saturday despite picking up a nasty gash on his ankle at the start of the week. Aaron Wan-Bissaka may come back in anyway.
  • Rangnick believed Donny van de Beek's introduction and the change to a diamond formation gave United more control on Monday night so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him start with it here.
  • Paul Pogba is a long-term absentee and Eric Bailly is away at AFCON with the Ivory Coast.

Prediction

  • Aston Villa have now lost three matches in a row under Steven Gerrard though the performance in general was once again encouraging in defeat, this time to Manchester United on Monday night. Gerrard will be desperate to get one over on United here and the atmosphere at Villa Park should be electric given the way Monday's match unfolded at Old Trafford.
  • United looked better offensively against Villa but were once again all over the place at the back. The players still don't look fully invested in Ralf Rangnick's pressing game the absence of Scott McTominay in midfield, who is the one player that looks on it under the German, could prove massive for the away side.
  • It's only one defeat in 10 for United and they haven't lost a Premier League game at Villa Park since 1995 but they just aren't convincing in the slightest. If Villa can actually take the chances they create, they there is no reason why they can't inflict more misery on Rangnick on Saturday night.
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User Predictions

Comments (38)

 
  • May Coutinho become that one player who transforms Villa into a top club.

  • @GioMonaldo Why?

  • @splint3r I want the guy to succeed and win trophies.

  • @GioMonaldo lol settle down

  • United players terribly bad at holding on to the ball

  • Rangnick is worser than Solksjaer.Man Utd what a joke outfit lol

  • Hahaha, United are so funny

  • Varane is past his best forever

  • @koziol.mutant no, he was always overrated. Ramos was the one carrying the Real Madrid backline

  • @koziol.mutant Both goals were Dalot's fault, his defensive awareness and positioning is nowhere near good.

  • Villa before and after 30 mins are totally different teams, they were hopeless. I don't like Benitez at all but looks like he was right about Digne, first game and already suspended for the next game with a silly mistake.

  • Over 2.5 match goals.

  • @Rensen Boom bet wins

  • When everybody is against Man Utd they deliver. 1-2

  • @koziol.mutant haven't delivered in 9 years

  • @Chilly_B Chelsea fans are so b-hurt that always one of them is here since the draw against them, where's your friend with his usual 3-0 prediction against United today?

  • @Byakuya rattled as per

  • Aston Villa Win Maybe

  • The 4.2.2.2 has clearly not being effective so far, and I think the main headache at United is the "un-droppable" Ronaldo. However, luck is so much on Ralf's men and that should sustain them in the meantime until they find a solution. As for Gerrard, honeymoon seem to be over and although the last three loses can't be alarming, they are a wake up call. That said, the best Villa can do here is a draw. 1:1 | 0:1 FT.

  • Aston Villa to surely win the match. With Ronaldo, Man U has no hope.

  • @Milosval Can't recognize any logic in your post. It's like saying with Neuer in goal Bayern stand no chance ...

  • @neumi17 Do you expect logic from haters? I never had any comment on Juve or Madrid's posts about Ronaldo and one of them was calling me penaldog for no reason last week.

  • @neumi17 penaldo fanboy

  • @Socio4Life Even less logic than Miloslav

  • Manchester DC/ over 1.5 goals

  • 1-3 MU