Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Aston Villa FC


Manchester United entered last weekend top of the table in the Premier League. Although they won 2-1 over West Ham, they still fell to third, on goal differential, behind Chelsea and Liverpool.

Next they’ll host mid-table Aston Villa, seeking another three points as they make a push for winning their first title since 2012/2013. Let’s take a look at who should be in the first team when the Red Devils take on the Villans.

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

Jadon Sancho needs to open his account; asap. After two hears of hype and hoopla, not to mention a transfer fee of 73 million GBP, it’s time for him to start getting among the goals. With in form players like Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood all around him, the opportunities should certainly present themselves here.

Here’s who else should be in the first team to complement United’s always loaded attack.

Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Aston Villa FC

De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Varane, Wan-Bissaka; Matic, Pogba, Fernandes; Greenwood, Ronaldo, Sancho

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. I Think Mctominay Is Good To Hold That Midfield To Control The Tempo Of The Game, His Pace Is More When The Opposition Get Counter Attack, I Thnk Ole Must Deploy Scotland International In The Defensive Role

  2. GABRIEL SOBA says


  3. I think Ole shld deploy scot mctominay in dat defensive role instead of matic…

  4. I prefer a 4-3-3 formation with scot as d holding midfielder with d likes of bruno pogba attacking fielto give Ronaldo a balance finished attack

  5. Olwa innocent says

    I think man utd will win that game if greenwood is around and cr 7

  6. Ole pls build ur defensive midfield on Scot Mctominay u will never regret it. Scot is very strong, aggressive and attacking.

  7. Chris Olufade says

    Manu 3 Aston Villa 2

  8. Chris Olufade says

    Manu 3, Aston Villas 2

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