Manchester United let two points slip through their fingers last night, in a draw with Tottenham Hotspur that was indeed, a tale of two halves. United went to the break up 2-0, and it ended up all square at 2-2.
That was a major opportunity missed, as United still haven’t secured top four yet. They’re in a great position to procure UEFA Champions League qualification, but it is not a done deal yet.
Manchester United at Aston Villa FYIs
Kickoff: Sun April 30, 2pm Old Trafford
United Starting XI Prediction: go here
Premier League Position: Man United 4th, 60 pts, Aston Villa 6th, 54 pts
Premier League Form Guide: Man United DWWWL Aston Villa WDWWW
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Team News for Both Sides
Let’s start with United, where two midfielders Scott McTominay (unspecified knock) and Bruno Fernandes (ankle injury) are doubts for this one. So it will be interesting to see how manager Erik ten Hag lines it up in the middle of the park.
Meanwhile Raphael Varane (ankle) is out until the middle of next month. Tom Heaton (ankle), Phil Jones (knee), Alejandro Garnacho (ankle), Lisandro Martinez (ankle) and Donny van de Beek (knee) are all done for the season.
Mason Greenwood remains indefinitely suspended.
Flipping over to the Villans, they will be sans the following five: Philippe Coutinho (thigh), Jed Steer (calf), Leon Bailey (thigh), Boubacar Kamara (foot), Matty Cash (calf).
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