Seemingly through the difficult start that threatened to throw Erik ten Hag’s tenure into early chaos, United are just a point behind fourth-placed Newcastle with a game in hand.
Still, to suggest they’ve always been convincing even since their turnaround would perhaps be jumping the gun. Functional rather than fantastic, there is surely much more to come, though if they can get into the top four before the World Cup break, it would be a huge sign of progress.
Villa, meanwhile, are about to embark on the Emery era. The former Arsenal coach will oversee his first game in charge on Sunday, looking to make a vast improvement on Steven Gerrard’s tenure.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game...
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 2pm GMT today, Sunday November 6, 2022.
Villa Park in Birmingham will host.
Where to watch Aston Villa vs Manchester United
TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast in the UK.
Highlights: Match of the Day 2, however, will show highlights when it airs at 10.30pm on Sunday.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United team news
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Dendoncker, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, Buendia, Bailey, Watkins.
Subs: McGinn, Sanson, Ings, Chambers, Augustinsson, Young, Bednarek, Olsen, Kamara.
Man Utd XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Rashford, van de Beek, Garnacho, Ronaldo.
Subs: Maguire, Martial, Malacia, Fred, Pellistri, Dubravka, Elanga, McTominay, Shoretire.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United prediction
If one thing is for certain, it’ll be that Emery will have Villa well organised. Whether or not that is enough to hold off a United team capable of grinding out results, however, is up for debate.
Manchester United to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Aston Villa wins: 50
Manchester United wins: 102
Aston Villa vs Manchester United odds
Aston Villa win: 12/5
Manchester United win: 11/10
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.