Manchester United Team News vs Aston Villa: Rashford, Amad, Cavani


In midweek, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave an update on his star forward/England national hero Marcus Rashford. It appears that Rashy, still recovering from shoulder surgery, won’t be back in contention until after the next international break.

So that means he won’t feature this season until mid-October at the earliest. While that seems like awhile it’s not too far off from the original surgical recovery timeline, one that had him slated to return in October. Let’s take a look at the rest of the team news as Manchester United host Aston Villa on Saturday.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa FYIs

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Kickoff: Sat Sept 25, 12:30, Old Trafford

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Odds: United win -264, Draw +380, Aston Villa +650

Summer splash signing Jadon Sancho is off to a slow start, so hopefully he comes correct in this one. Another high profile summer transfer window addition, Raphael Varane, was rested in the mid-week EFL Cup loss to West Ham, so he should be ready to go all 90 in this one.


Team News for Both Sides

Young winger Amad Diallo (thigh) will also miss this one, as a long term injury absentee. Meanwhile Edinson Cavani is moving closer to a return, but may not be available in time for this one. Jesse Lingard was the hero of the bench last weekend, we’ll see if he comes on in a cameo again to provide heroics this week.

Turning to Aston Villa, Keinan Davis (knee), John McGinn (concussion) and Leon Bailey (thigh) are all doubts for this clash while Trezeguey (knee), Matt Targett (abductor), and Morgan Sanson (muscular) are all sidelined here.

Prediction: United 2, Aston Villa 1

A rested Ronaldo in midweek is definitely good for a goal here, or two, and that should be enough to squeak out a win here at the Theatre of Dreams.

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  1. United 3; villa 1

  2. CR7 nets his first hat-trick following his sensational return to the Theatre of Dreams!

  3. Mustapha ali says

    United 3 villa 0 ronaldo with a brace

  4. Man utd 4 -1 aston villa

  5. MAN UTD 3-1 ASTON V

  6. Olwa innocent says

    Man utd 3-1 aston villa

  7. Man utd 3-1
    ronaldo on the score sheet again

  8. Man u 5 Astonvilla 0

  9. United 4 – villa 1

  10. Ole. Pls. Take a walk now. Let someone else move it to the next level.

  11. Man U 4 -villa 0
    But ole has to be very wish

  12. ole becearfull we want this week to have 17 point for tomorrow match only but use this players like this :cr veran .belly.greenwood.fenandes.lingard ,shaw,wanbisaka,fred,pogba, but becearful in time of subtitut pl no mistake ! by salihu adamu manga of garinbako taraba state lau L G A 08165961844 for any other.

  13. Man u 2 Villa 0

  14. Man u 2 Villa 1

  15. Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 0 . There shd be no Matic in d midfield at all.

  16. Man utd 3 vs 1

  17. Up up United,i hope tomorrow you won’t disappoint us

  18. Aliyu Isma'ila says

    Man Utd 2 1 Villa

    I think man utd will win, but the problems is always ole bad pattern and stupid substitution.

  19. Sylvester wiadom says

    Varane, maguire, Aaron, shaw
    Mctominay, fred even though I dislike he’s falling pattern
    Mason my boy, bruno, pogba
    The goal machine Cristiano.

    Substitute : use ur head ole fred for jesse pogba back in middle doony for bruno if needed 82mins elanga for either ronaldo maybe mason up front


    Can Someone Tell Me The Impact Of Varane In The Team. We Have Conceded In Almost Every Match
    Owerri IMO State

  21. It’s unfortunate that we United fans are experiencing unwanted rubbish happening in the team, what I’m trying to say is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be sack or asked to step down because HE cannot give us any silverware.
    He has tried in bringing in some good players but what he lacks is how to manage them.
    Young Boys vs Man United is a clear picture that he cannot manage United well.

  22. Man u 3 Astonvilla 2

  23. Man UTD 3-1 Aston Villa

  24. Imagine It’s lost to Aston Villa ?

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