FA Cup Round 3
Jan 10, 2022 KO: 19:55

Man Utd - Aston Villa

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Michael Oliver
McTominay 8'  

Match preview

Jones to start again - How Man Utd could line up against Aston Villa

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick could be without club captain Harry Maguire for the FA Cup

Manchester United could be without the services of club captain Harry Maguire for Monday's FA Cup clash with Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

The England international missed the club's last Premier League game against Wolves due to injury and is struggling to be passed fit for cup duties.

In that game, which Man Utd lost 1-0, Phil Jones made his first start for the club in nearly two years and he is expected to continue in the starting XI against Villa, probably partnered by Victor Lindelof, who is available again after coronavirus isolation.

FOOTBALLTRANSFERS' MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS IN THE WORLD

Eric Bailly is at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.

Paul Pogba remains injured, and Ralf Rangnick said over the weekend that it could be another month before we see the Frenchman return.

Dean Henderson will likely be given a start, with David de Gea dropping to the bench.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw have returned to the team as of late but Rangnick may opt to rotate, with Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles featuring in the full-back roles.

Fred and Scott McTominay will likely play in central midfield.

Neither Jadon Sancho or Mason Greenwood were particularly impressive in the loss against Wolves, so Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes could be brought in behind the front two of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani.

Predicted Man Utd XI v Aston Villa

Match statistics

Man Utd
Statistics
Aston Villa
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
8
Draws
5
1
Losses
7
11
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
27
30
Goals Per Game
1.35
1.50
More > 2.5 Goals
9
12
More > 3 Goals
7
5
Scored First in a Match
9
9
Scored Both Halves
4
5
Won More > 1 Goal
3
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
30
28
Did Not Score
5
3
Both Teams Scored
11
11
Kept Clean Sheet
4
6
Won Without Conceding
4
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
12
Shots on Target
4.85
4.21
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.13
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.50
1.73
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
14
13
Shots on Target Conceded
5.37
4.35
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
9.75
Yellow Cards
2.10
2.05
Red Cards
0.05
0.05