Premier League Gameweek 6
Sep 25, 2021 KO: 11:30

Man Utd - Aston Villa

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Mike Dean
  88' Hause

Match preview

Ronaldo back in - How Man Utd could line up against Aston Villa

Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the squad for the League Cup defeat against West Ham during the week

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will put Cristiano Ronaldo straight back into the starting XI for Manchester United's Premier League clash versus Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Portuguese superstar was left out of the squad completely for United's League Cup encounter with West Ham during the week.

In that game, they lost 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to a goal from Manuel Lanzini, as Solskjaer's hopes for his first trophy as boss took another hit.

The Norwegian changed his entire starting XI for that one, for which he has come under some criticism.

Eleven changes, or close to it, will happen again this weekend.

Dean Henderson started in goal on Wednesday but David de Gea will return for league action in front of the usual back four of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.

Fred has taken some criticism recently so it might finally be time for Solskjaer to try out the tandem of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay in midfield, especially considering the raft of talent he has in attack which is making it difficult to justify the Frenchman playing out on the left.

Bruno Fernandes will start in the number 10 role, potentially flanked by Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho.

Sancho has not enjoyed a positive start to his career at Old Trafford and failed to impress in the League Cup, but he needs a run in the team to find his feet.

Ronaldo will start up top as Edinson Cavani has only just returned to training.

Marcus Rashford is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

Potential Man Utd XI v Aston Villa

Recent Ratings

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Man Utd
VS
  Average Match Rating  
6.5
  Home  
5.9
6.4
  Away  
6.1
6.5
  Total  
5.9

Match statistics

Man Utd
Statistics
Aston Villa
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
7
Draws
3
5
Losses
6
8
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
42
32
Goals Per Game
2.10
1.60
More > 2.5 Goals
12
13
More > 3 Goals
8
6
Scored First in a Match
13
10
Scored Both Halves
8
5
Won More > 1 Goal
8
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
24
27
Did Not Score
2
4
Both Teams Scored
15
13
Kept Clean Sheet
4
5
Won Without Conceding
3
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
732
579
Possession
57
47
Passes
538
390
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
13
Shots on Target
5.20
4.45
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.13
Crosses
16
18
Offsides
2.20
2.20
Penalties
0.20
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
17
20
Interceptions
10
8.46
Own Goals
0.10
0.05
Aerials Won
13
17
Total Shots Conceded
12
14
Shots on Target Conceded
4.15
4.50
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
12
Yellow Cards
1.85
1.95
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

  1. Shoulder Injury image description
  2. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  3. Muscle Strain image description
  4. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  5. Unknown image description
  6. Knee Injury image description