Manchester United vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

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Manchester United suffered a second home defeat in four days this afternoon, as their 1-0 Carabao Cup loss to West Ham on Wednesday was followed by a 1-0 Premier League loss to Aston Villa.

Man United entered the fixture at Old Trafford with 13 points, as many as joint-leaders Liverpool and Chelsea and only trailing those teams on goal difference. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side stuttered here, however, with a dramatic game ending in dramatic fashion. After numerous chances for both teams, Kortney Hause finally converted for Villa in the 88th minute, heading home a goal for the visitors.

Just moments later, the defender gave away a penalty, with a handball awarded against him. Bruno Fernandes stepped up to the spot in added time, but the midfielder blazed his effort well over the crossbar to ensure Dean Smith’s players emerged victorious at Old Trafford.

United’s penalty came just one day after Solskjaer had complained about the lack of spot-kicks awarded to his team. The United coach seemed to blame those refereeing decisions on comments made by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last season. Meanwhile, champions Man City edged Chelsea 1-0 in the Premier League’s other early kick-off, to shake up the title race.

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Manchester United vs Aston Villa

  • Kortney Hause puts Villa ahead in 88th minute with headed goal

  • Defender then gives away penalty in added time

  • Bruno Fernandes misses from the spot to ensure Villa victory

Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

14:47 , Jamie Braidwood

Perhaps Cristiano Ronaldo will be Manchester United’s penalty-taker now. Perhaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have a different lament about spot-kicks.

The United manager had been complaining about the penalties his side were denied. United duly got one when substitute Edinson Cavani glanced on Bruno Fernandes’ cross and the ball hit Kortney Hause’s hand. Not, perhaps, the clearest of decisions, but Mike Dean gave it and United, trailing 1-0 in injury time, welcomed it.

Yet the ball was gathered not by Ronaldo but by Fernandes. Usually such a superb taker of spot-kicks, he ballooned his effort into the Stretford End.

Read Richard Jolly’s report from Old Trafford:

Manchester United beaten by Aston Villa at the death as Fernandes misses late penalty

Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not like how Aston Villa’s players surrounded the penalty spot before Bruno Fernandes’ penalty miss.

“First of all the way they get round the penalty spot, get round Bruno and that, that’s not to my liking,” he said.

“Bruno is usually very good in those positions and unfortunately he missed this one. He’s strong mentally and he’ll step forward again.”

The Manchester United manager also had complaints over Villa’s goal as Ollie Watkins appeared to be in an offside position, while he confirmed that Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw “don’t look ok” for Villarreal on Wednesday.

Full time: Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

14:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, speaking to BBC Sport:

“It gives an awful lot of belief to the players now. We went toe-to-toe with Chelsea, and we came here and went toe-to-toe.

“They probably had a lot more chances than us but they were smaller chances and we had some really big chances and deserved the win.

“We caused them problems from set-pieces and we get that goal and want to see the game out then but inevitably when we play Man Utd we give a penalty away.

“It was extremely harsh, I’m not sure where he’s meant to put his arm and probably justice was done. They’ll enjoy that one and certainly our fans will because it’s a long time coming.”

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Full time: Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

14:42 , Jamie Braidwood

Villa, meanwhile, are up to seventh with 10 points from their opening six matches.

After a shaky start to the campaign, it’s been a very impressive couple of weeks for Dean Smith’s side. They felt as if they should have come away with something following their 3-0 defeat to Chelsea and would have been similarly aggrieved to come away with just a point here if Fernandes had scored his penalty.

Their switch to 3-5-2 has worked, especially against the top teams, and Smith’s side look set for a strong season.

Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

14:34 , Jamie Braidwood

In the other match this lunchtime, Manchester City have beaten Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

It leaves the top of the table looking like this after six matches played, although Liverpool could go three points clear when they face Brentford later on.

FULL TIME: Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

14:32 , Jamie Braidwood

What drama, especially as there were questions over who was going to be United’s penalty taker this season following the arrival of Ronaldo.

And how costly could that result, and performance, be for Solskjaer? It’s still very early in the season but his side are out of the Carabao Cup and have lost matches in the Premier League and Champions League.

Injuries to Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire is a further blow for United, ahead of their match against Villarreal in midweek before hosting Everton next weekend.

FULL TIME: Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

14:26 , Jamie Braidwood

What a match, what an ending!

Villa were superb and took a deserved lead through Hause late on, only to see the a penalty awarded at the other end for a handball in the dying seconds.

But Fernandes blazed the effort over the bar, as United lose their first Premier League match of the season.

That’s Villa’s first win against United since 2009!

Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

14:25 , Jamie Braidwood

90+3 mins: Greenwood drags a shot wide from the edge of the box and that could be that.

The Villa away end is raucous.

Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa: FERNANDES MISSES!

14:22 , Jamie Braidwood

INCREDIBLE! It’s miles over the bar! Fernandes can’t believe it, and neither did Solskjaer!

Ronaldo watches on.

PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED! Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

14:21 , Jamie Braidwood

You could not make this up! United get a penalty for a handball on Hause! Cavani’s header was blocked by the defender’s outstretched arm!

GOAL! Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa (HAUSE 88')

14:18 , Jamie Braidwood

Unbelievable! Villa take the lead at the death!

It comes from a corner as Hause beats Cavani at the near post to flick the ball past De Gea!

You have to say, it’s fully deserved.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

14:17 , Jamie Braidwood

84 mins: Lindelof needlessly concedes a corner and heading behind from a Villa cross while under no pressure.

Relief for the centre back, however, after Ronaldo heads clear at the back post and Ramsey shoots over.

Ramsey is then replaced by 19-year-old striker Cameron Archer, who has scored four goals for Villa this season in the cup.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

14:15 , Jamie Braidwood

83 mins: Greenwood has been at the heart of everything positive United have produced, and he sets up Fernandes for a back-post header but the Portuguese can’t get his effort across goal and it’s comfortably saved by Martinez.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

14:14 , Jamie Braidwood

80 mins: Another big chance for Villa! McGinn does brilliantly to go around the outside of the United defence before pulling it across to Buendia. The playmaker takes it a touch before slipping it to his left, where Ramsey is waiting. But the youngster slips at the crucial moment, just as he was lining up his shot. To make matters worse, Ramsey also looks to be injured.

Cavani is on for the final stages as he replaces McTominay. Pogba has moved into midfield.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

14:11 , Jamie Braidwood

78 mins: Cash cuts inside Dalot and is fouled by the full-back in the corner to give Villa a free kick in a promising position.

McGinn aims it towards the near post but Varane smashes it clear.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

14:09 , Jamie Braidwood

76 mins: A smart turn from McGinn draws a foul from Fred, who is booked.

Buendia then comes on for Villa, replacing Ings, while United are preparing Cavani.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

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75 mins: That's good from Pogba. The midfielder drives into the Pogba and cuts onto this right, but can’t beat Martinez with his shot.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

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72 mins: Now Targett is down. The Villa left back was substituted with an injury last week against Everton. Dean Smith has yet to make a change while for United, Cavani continues to warm up on the sidelines.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

14:03 , Jamie Braidwood

70 mins: Pogba shoots wide after working an opportunity inside the box, before Greenwood is blocked by Hause and then Mings as United increase the pressure.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

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68 mins: Brilliant from Villa! Luiz wins the ball back on the edge and is then released after a flick from Ings. The ball is sprayed out wide to Watkins, who ducks inside Varane and fires a strong shot at De Gea, who saves.

United go down the other end as Greenwood is played in on goal, but Villa recover well and Greenwood is eventually crowded out before dragging a shot wide.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:59 , Jamie Braidwood

67 mins: This is still fascinatingly poised as we enter the closing stages. United have just one attacking change available to them following those injuries to Shaw and Maguire.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:57 , Jamie Braidwood

64 mins: Lots going on. First Greenwood sees a shot saved by Martinez before Maguire goes down under a challenge from Konsa from a corner and appeals for a penalty that isn’t given. Maguire is then finally taken off as Lindelof comes on.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:54 , Jamie Braidwood

62 mins: McGinn beats Maguire to the ball and flicks it around the corner into space before being brought down by the United captain - but referee Mike Dean does not award the foul!

McGinn would have had the whole half to run into but somehow that wasn’t given.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:51 , Jamie Braidwood

60 mins: Fred almost plays in Greenwood on the break but Martinez gets out to clear.

Pogba then curls a shot over the bar from the edge of the box. Better from United.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:49 , Jamie Braidwood

57 mins: Villa appeal for a penalty after Wan-Bissaka steps across Watkins to clear the ball from a cross, but that’s never going to be given.

Villa are increasing the pressure and the home crowd are growing frustrated with their side’s loose play.

Maguire is still on the pitch but looks to be struggling.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:48 , Jamie Braidwood

55 mins: Groans from the Old Trafford crowd after McTominay passes the ball straight out of play.

And Lindelof is warming up - which means that Harry Maguire will soon be coming off due to his previous injury.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:45 , Jamie Braidwood

54 mins: Maguire is back on - but Villa are again on the front foot. United can’t get out.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:44 , Jamie Braidwood

53 mins: This is a worry for United. Harry Maguire is down and receiving treatment. Solskjaer will not want to lose his captain and centre back after already seeing Shaw taken off with an injury.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:43 , Jamie Braidwood

51 mins: Watkins is offside again after receiving a pass in the box - it’s been all Villa to start this second half.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:41 , Jamie Braidwood

49 mins: Chance for Villa! The ball breaks to Watkins in the United box but he can’t bring it under control as Ings goes to ground under Maguire.

Watkins was then given offside - so it may not have counted anyway.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:38 , Jamie Braidwood

47 mins: Luiz hangs an inviting cross into the box which Varane does well to clear under pressure from Mings and Konsa.

Villa then win a corner through McGinn but Watkins is caught offside as the move breaks down.

Good start from the visitors though.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:35 , Jamie Braidwood

45 mins: We’re back underway! No changes for Villa either.

HALF TIME: Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:34 , Jamie Braidwood

United are making way out onto the pitch for the second half. No changes for the hosts as yet but there are plenty of options on the bench in Sancho, Lingard and the returning Cavani.

HALF TIME: Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:21 , Jamie Braidwood

And that brings an end to what has been a very enjoyable first 45 minutes from Manchester United and Aston Villa.

It somehow remains goalless. Villa have had three clear chances inside the penalty box, with opportunities for Targett, Watkins and Konsa, while United forced a good stop from Martinez from Maguire’s header before Pogba went close before the break.

The visitors have played high and aggressive, and they’ve enjoyed several good spells of possession and attacking threat. Dean Smith’s system has allowed Matty Cash plenty of space out wide and Villa have had an extra man when going forward.

it’s leaving United plenty of space at the other end, however. Fernandes and Greenwood have been the brightest of United’s forwards. Ronaldo has not seen a great deal of the ball yet.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:21 , Jamie Braidwood

45+2 mins: So close! Fernandes’ corner is met by Varane at the near post and the defender flicks the ball across the face. Pogba reacts at the back post but can’t steer his header into the net as it fades past the post.

There were quite a few home fans inside Old Trafford who thought that was in.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:19 , Jamie Braidwood

45+1: Ronaldo hits the wall! But United win a quick corner.

There will be four minutes added on.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:18 , Jamie Braidwood

45 mins: Here comes Ronaldo! He drives into the Villa box in a flurry of stepovers, and while his run is brought to an end by Cash, Pogba is fouled on the edge of the box to bring up a free kick on the edge of the box.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:16 , Jamie Braidwood

43 mins: Good save from Martinez! Fernandes sends in a deep free kick from the right and finds Maguire at the back post. Martinez gets a big hand to block his header back across the goal - and Villa are able to clear.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:14 , Jamie Braidwood

41 mins: United finally get out but their latest attack ends in frustration after Greenwood concedes the foul on Konsa.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:12 , Jamie Braidwood

39 mins: Big chance for Villa! Luiz swings in a beautiful corner and Konsa comes crashing in at the back post - but he can’t keep his header down from six yards out!

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:11 , Jamie Braidwood

38 mins: Luiz takes it and De Gea looks beaten - but Maguire gets a head to it to send it wide for a corner.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:10 , Jamie Braidwood

36 mins: It’s been all Villa since the restart - a good period of pressure from the visitors results in a free kick on the edge of the box after a clumsy challenge from Fernandes on Luiz brings the foul.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:04 , Jamie Braidwood

31 mins: United have racked up 11 shots so far compared to Villa’s two - but it’s the visitors who have had the best two chances of the game!

Luke Shaw’s match appears to be over as Diogo Dalot is warming up. The left back has not shaken off his earlier injury. Dalot is on at left back - Alex Telles is not on the bench.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:02 , Jamie Braidwood

30 mins: Greenwood picks up the ball on the left and drives at Konsa before working a yard of space. His cross towards Ronaldo is blocked by Mings and Villa are able to clear.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

13:00 , Jamie Braidwood

28 mins: Cash is having an excellent game for Villa on the right. He sees his latest burst brought to an end by Shaw - but the United left back is shown a yellow card for barging Cash to the ground.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:58 , Jamie Braidwood

25 mins: Shaw is down with an injury - but it looks like he will be ok to continue.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:56 , Jamie Braidwood

23 mins: United again go straight down the other end as Greenwood and Fernandes link up and the Portuguese gets around the back of the Villa defence. His pull back to Ronaldo is cleared to Pogba, and his shot from the edge of the box is deflected out for a corner.

This is end to end!

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:55 , Jamie Braidwood

22 mins: Another big change for Villa and United get away with it! Maguire plays a sloppy back pass to De Gea and the United goalkeeper passes straight to Watkins as he stretches for the ball! Watkins looks like he has an empty net to aim at but De Gea recovers to make the save with his feet, as United clear.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:53 , Jamie Braidwood

21 mins: Fernandes picks the ball up on the edge of the box and looks to find Ronaldo at the back post with an inswinging delivery - but it evades everyone and goes out for a goal kick.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:52 , Jamie Braidwood

20 mins: This is a good game. Villa are being bold with their approach and looks dangerous when they attack with their extra man out wide, but it’s also leaving United plenty of space to attack into when the hosts win the ball back.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:49 , Jamie Braidwood

17 mins: United immediately go on the attack as Pogba slips in Greenwood down the left. The 19-year-old cuts inside Tyrone Mings but can’t beat Martinez with his weak effort.

Fernandes is furious that Greenwood didn’t square the ball to him for a tap in.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:48 , Jamie Braidwood

16 mins: Huge chance for Villa! It’s brilliant play from the visitors. Cash plays a smart one-two with McGinn and suddenly United are cut open. Cash delivers a ball across the face from the byline and it finds Targett at the back post, but the left back can’t keep his effort down and blazes over the bar with close range!

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:46 , Jamie Braidwood

13 mins: United look bright in attack early on. Paul Pogba had two opportunities to deliver from the left in quick succession and was unable to pull it back to a teammate, but it was nice play for Solskjaer’s side to work the ball into those areas.

Villa have been a bit loose in possession at times so far and United have been able to counter-attack well in response.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:43 , Jamie Braidwood

11 mins: De Gea plays a first-time pass out wide to Fernandes, who brings it down and slips it inside to Ronaldo.

The forward finds himself in space 30 yards from goal as Villa back off, but he drags his shot wide of the target.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:40 , Jamie Braidwood

7 mins: Greenwood has been a lively start for United. The 19-year-old again leads a counter-attack but his shot from the edge of the box is blocked by the recovering John McGinn.

United try to play a short corner but Villa catch Luke Shaw offside.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:37 , Jamie Braidwood

5 mins: Fernandes takes it but its into the wall. Interesting to see he took the ball from Ronaldo.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:36 , Jamie Braidwood

4 mins: United come forward through Greenwood, who leads an quick attack down the right. He plays it inside the Fernandes and the move breaks down, before Fernandes is fouled about 25 yards out from goal.

It’s an excellent position for a free kick. Ronaldo and Fernandes are over it.

Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

12:34 , Jamie Braidwood

We’re underway at Old Trafford! Bruno Fernandes gets an early chance in the box but hits a left-foot volley over the top of the bar.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

12:29 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s a packed house at Old Trafford this afternoon despite the change of kick-off time.

This fixture was moved to a 12:30pm kick-off due to a Courteeners concert at the Old Trafford cricket ground later tonight.

Why has Manchester United vs Aston Villa kick-off time been moved?

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

12:22 , Jamie Braidwood

Depending on results elsewhere, United could end the day at the top of the league with a win at Old Trafford.

Chelsea host Manchester City in the other early match this afternoon while Liverpool travel to Brentford later on.

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Manchester United vs Aston Villa

12:10 , Jamie Braidwood

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaking to MUTV ahead of today’s match against Aston Villa.

[On his starting line-up] “They’re fresh, they’ve prepared well. A few were on the bench and came on on Wednesday night but we have prepared really well. Early kick offs are hard when you’ve also played Wednesday night, so that was also part of the reason for what we did on Wednesday night.”

[On the return of Cavani] “Edinson is an exceptional striker, finisher. His movement in the box. Tight games are always decided in the boxes so to have him back is good.”

[On Ronaldo’s record vs Villa] “Let’s hope it continues. He’s so focused on playing every game as well as he can. He’s started so well for us, had an impact both on and off the pitch, so let’s hope that continues.”

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

12:00 , Jamie Braidwood

You have to go back to December 2009 to find Aston Villa’s last victory over Manchester United, which came in a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

Villa finished sixth that campaign for the third season in a row - and have not reached those heights since. Dean Smith’s side are in a transition period following the departure of Jack Grealish but the signs have been promising over the past couple of weeks.

An impressive performance at Stamford Bridge ultimately ended in a 3-0 defeat two weeks ago, but Villa’s display was the “catalyst” for the 3-0 win over Everton the following matchday, according to Smith - who wants his side to bring the same positive approach into this afternoon’s fixture.

“It’s a massive club with a massive history, and they’re going to be pushing to challenge the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea,” he said.

“Our job is to go there and go toe-to-toe with them like we did at Chelsea.”

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

11:50 , Jamie Braidwood

I wonder what the odds are of Manchester United getting a penalty this afternoon?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer raised the fact that United have yet to be awarded a penalty so far this season, after they had two clear appeals turned down against West Ham last weekend, and appeared to take a swipe at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

“A certain manager last year was starting to worry about us getting penalties and after that it seems like the decisions are more difficult to give,” Solskjaer said.

“I’ve seen a big difference since then on. So leave it to the refs and make the right calls very soon. We just have to hope we get what we deserve. We should have had three penalties in the last two games.”

United received 11 penalties in the Premier League last season, more than any side other than Leicester (12), including two against Aston Villa.

In fact, United have been awarded a penalty in each of their last three matches against today’s opponents.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Team news

11:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Cristiano Ronaldo, of course, returns to the United line-up after he was rested for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat against West Ham.

Ronaldo has scored more Premier League goals against Aston Villa than any other opponent with eight goals in 12 appearances from his first spell at the club.

The forward won 11 of those games against Villa, drawing the other, and will be aiming to score in the third successive Premier League game since returning United this season.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Team news

11:36 , Jamie Braidwood

Manchester United are unchanged from last Sunday’s 2-1 win over West Ham, with Edinson Cavani returning to the bench. Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek are also among the United substitutes, while there is no place for Dean Henderson.

Villa make one change from the team that started the 3-0 win over Everton, with Kortney Hause coming in for Axel Tuanzebe - who cannot play against his parent club. Dean Smith keeps his 3-5-2 formation, as Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins continue their partnership up front. Matt Targett and John McGinn have been passed fit but Leon Bailey is out with a thigh injury.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Team news

11:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Targett; Luiz, Ramsey, McGinn; Watkins, Ings

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Team news

11:21 , Jamie Braidwood

Edinson Cavani receives a big cheer as the United squad make their way off the team bus and head into Old Trafford.

It looks like the Uruguayan is back in the United squad, as expected, but we’ll have confirmation when the official team news drops at 11:30.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Team news

10:58 , Jack Rathborn

Edinson Cavani is nearing a return and could be available while Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo remain out - but apart from that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have a full squad to choose from.

The United manager is likely to make another 11 changes to his team and revert back to the side that started at West Ham last weekend.

Leon Bailey is a doubt for Aston Villa after he injured his quad while scoring against Everton last weekend. The forward was substituted as a precaution but while he revealed afterwards that it was “nothing serious”, a return date has not been given.

John McGinn is also a doubt after he was brought off in the 40th minute against Everton with a concussion, while Matt Target was also substituted with an abductor injury.

Keinan Davis and Trezeguet remain out for Villa but Emi Buendia could return after missing the Everton match following his return from quarantine.

Axel Tuanzebe is unable to play against his parent club which could force manager Dean Smith to revert to a back four.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Predicted line-ups

10:58 , Jack Rathborn

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, Ramsey; Traore, Buendia, Watkins; Ings

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Odds

10:57 , Jack Rathborn

Manchester United: 4/11

Draw: 4/1

Aston Villa: 13/2

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Prediction

10:57 , Jack Rathborn

Aston Villa have shown this season that they have the pressing and counter-attacking qualities to trouble United, and Dean Smith’s side will be confident of creating chances at Old Trafford. It could come down to which side can be more ruthless in front of goal and the goalscoring form of Ronaldo makes United favourites in what could be a close match. Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa

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