Manchester United is looking forward to a strong start to the 2021-22 Premier League season as they are ready to face Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Red Devils is leveling points with leaders Chelsea sitting in the third position while with seven points from their first five games of the season Aston Villa is in the tenth place. Here is everything you need to know about Manchester United vs Aston Villa football prediction, team news, and lineup for the Premier League match of the season.
Manchester United’s fringe players failed to impress against West Ham in midweek, so expect the same starting lineup as last weekend.
Alex Telles, Dean Henderson, and Phil Jones are back but will not play on Saturday.
Edinson Cavani is expected to be absent for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side once more.
Dean Smith must decide whether to stick with a back three or go back to a four-man defense with Axel Tuanzebe ruled out of the match against his parent club.
Emiliano Buendia still finding his stride and Leon Bailey is out until next month. Smith may opt for a back three with Kortney Hause replacing Tuanzebe.
Morgan Sanson’s injury woes continued in midweek, but despite suffering a head injury last weekend John McGinn has been cleared to play.
With Matt Targett doubtful, former Manchester United winger Ashley Young could face his former club.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Prediction
Manchester United are joint top of the table heading into the weekend’s action although they have not played particularly well this season.
In the Carabao Cup in midweek Villa were unfortunate to lose on penalties to Chelsea after they defeated Everton 3-0 in the Premier League the previous weekend.
United have a fantastic home record against Villa, but Dean Smith’s side has a good chance of a result on Saturday given the two teams’ recent performances.
Villa’s attacking quality means they’ll fancy their chances of scoring at Old Trafford, but we can’t ignore the team’s recent struggles against Man United in the Premier League. The Red Devils will be determined to avenge Wednesday’s League Cup defeat to West Ham, and we are backing the home team to take all three points here.
Manchester United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
Aston Villa possible starting lineup: Martinez; Mings, Hause, Konsa; Cash, Luiz, Nakamba, McGinn, Young; Ings, Watkins
Our Prediction: Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa