Manchester United vs Aston Villa on Thursday in the third round of the Carabao Cup and below are our predicted starting lineup, predictions, and team news.
Man United succumbed to a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Villa at Villa Park on Sunday in the Premier League but they have a chance to make a quick reaction against Unai Emery’s side.
The Red Devils will host Aston Villa on Thursday night in the Carabao Cup third round and that’s a superb chance for Erik ten Hag to get his starting lineup right.
The Dutchman handed a rare Premier League start to Donny van de Beek in the absence of Bruno Fernandes, due to suspension, and his gamble backfired massively after the Netherlands international ghosted completely.
Fernandes will be available for the cup game and it’s obvious he’s starting as his absence was greatly felt after United looked lost in the final third without his final touches.
Ten Hag also started Marcus Rashford on the right wing, a position the England international has rarely thrived in a Manchester United shirt.
Predicted Manchester United starting lineup vs Aston Villa
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martinez, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw
Midfielders: Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes
Forwards: Anthony Elanga, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Manchester United Team News
Raphael Varane remains out injured and won’t be available until after the World Cup.
Antony has missed United’s last three games with an injury, and Jadon Sancho is also out with an illness.
Both weren’t spotted in the training photos Manchester United released this week. Erik ten Hag will today provide the latest on how his squad is shaping ahead of the cup game.
Predictions for Man United vs Aston Villa [Carabao Cup]
Manchester United to win YES
Both teams to score YES
Over 2.5 goals YES
Marcus Rashford to score YES
Manchester United to qualify YES