Villa are currently placed 16th in the standings and are just one point above the relegation zone. They have lost three of their last four matches.
Manchester will be eager to maintain their recent good form in the Premier League, and what better way to achieve it than against a struggling Aston Villa? Following their poor start to the season, Manchester United have done impressively well to register a lot of noteworthy results. They have not only done well to get the three points but Erik ten Hag’s style of play is slowly starting to reflect on the pitch. With the fourth place just a touching distance away from them, United will be eager to get another three points on Sunday.
|Aston Villa vs Manchester United||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||7:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in the United Kingdom||2 pm|
On paper, Manchester United must be the overwhelming favourites in this clash. United not only have the form on their side but will be up against a team that is low on confidence. Aston Villa’s poor start to the season has cost Steven Gerrard the manager’s job and since has been replaced by Unai Emery. Villa are currently placed 16th in the standings and are just one point above the relegation zone. With 12 points from 13 games, Villa have lost three of their last four matches.
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There are a few injury concerns both sides have to deal with ahead of this match. Aston Villa have both good and bad news on the injury front. The continued absence of Diego Carlos, Boubacar Kamara and Ludwig Augustinsson will be a big blow for the home side, however, there could be some positive development with a possible return for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Otherwise, they have more or less everyone available for the upcoming contest.
Meanwhile, Manchester United will be sweating over the fitness situation of their attacking players. The front three of Antony, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho have all had their recent fitness setbacks but it is not clear how many of them might return to action on Sunday. Bruno Fernandes’ suspension will be another blow for the club. Not to mention that they were already missing Raphael Varane, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams. Cristiano Ronaldo could continue to lead the line up front, while Maguire might partner Lisandro Martinez in the back.
Aston Villa possible line-up: E Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young, Dendoncker, Luiz, McGinn, Watkins, Bailey, Ings
Manchester United possible line-up: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, L Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Eriksen, Antony, Rashford, Ronaldo
|Newcastle United||4-0 (L)|
|Real Sociedad||0-1 (W)|
|West Ham||1-0 (W)|
|Sheriff Tiraspol||3-0 (W)|
|Last 5 Matches (all competitions)||Results|
|Manchester United draw Aston Villa||2-2|
|Aston Villa draw Manchester United||2-2|
|Manchester United beat Aston Villa||1-0|
|Manchester United lose to Aston Villa||0-1|
|Aston Villa lose to Manchester United||1-3|
The Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United will take place at Villa Park on Sunday at 7:30 pm IST.
The live telecast of the Premier League matches in India is available on the Star Sports network. Fans will also be able to watch the live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV. Besides, the match between Aston Villa and Manchester United can also be seen on BBC Radio 5 Live in the United Kingdom.