United’s rescheduling against Liverpool last Sunday has resulted in a game for the Red Devils. Villa comes first before taking on Leicester (May 11) and the rearranged match against Jurgen Klopp’s champions (May 13).
The salvation for United is that the Champions League qualification is as good as certain via a Top 4 result save for a late breakdown this season, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men also have a Europa League final against Granada have to look forward to later this month.
However, United will have many games to play before the final in Gdansk – and Solskjaer will have to carefully balance his squad to juggle points, fatigue and possible injuries.
Date, start time and venue
Aston Villa v Manchester United is scheduled for Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 2:05 p.m. BST kick-off.
The game is played behind closed doors in Villa Park.
How to watch Aston Villa vs Man Utd
TV Channel: The game will be broadcast in the Sky Sports Premier League and the Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can watch the game online via the website or the Sky Go app.
Aston Villa v Man Utd team news
Villa will be again without skipper Jack Grealish. While the game comes too early for the midfielder, who has missed the last 11 games due to a shin problem, he should train with his teammates again on Saturday.
Morgan Sanson (knee) is still out with a return to training next week and Trezeguet is also out after damaging his ACL last month.
Temporary cadre of the villa: Martinez, Heaton, Cash, Taylor, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Englishman, Elmohamady, home, Luiz, McGinn, Nakamba, Barkley, El Ghazi, Ramsey, Philogen-Bidace, Wesley, Watkins, Traore, Davis.
Solskjaer have warned of profound changes as United play four games in eight days. The Norwegian said he could change all of the starting XIs to cope with the game that started with Roma losing 3-2 on Thursday.
Solskjaer said ahead of the trip to Italy winger Daniel James will be “on the road for a while” while Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are on their way to recovering from knee problems.
Man Utd provisional roster: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Bischof, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Telles, Matic, Mejbri, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Mata, Shoretire, Diallo , Van De Beek, Elanga, Rashford, Greenwood, Cavani
Aston Villa v Man Utd prediction
Given that Solskjaer will rotate heavily this week, Villa’s chances could depend on what line-up the United boss brings out.
Second place is likely and United would likely draw here before tough games against Leicester and Liverpool – although the excellent league record against Villa could come into play.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
(Premier League games only)
Last meeting: Man Utd 2-1 Villa (01/01/2021)