Lineups available from 18:45
Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Richards, Clark, Amavi, Veretout, Gueye, Westwood, Ayew, Agbonlahor, Sinclair
Subs: Bunn, Baker, Hutton, Sanchez, Kozak, Gestede, Richardson
Manchester United: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Mata, Memphis, Januzaj, Rooney.
Subs: Johnstone, Valencia, McNair, Schweinsteiger, Herrera, Young, Chicharito.
Both sides won their opening games so they will both be keen to continue that form. United have once again left David DeGea out of their team and that can only increase speculation that he will leave before the transfer window closes. According to United boss Louis Van Gaal the player is not “100 per cent focussed” and as such he is not ready to play.
The manager may put as good a look on the situation as he can but this is a real problem for United. He joined the likes of Victor Valdes in the stands at Old Trafford last week and now this.
United still show interest in Pedro but so far the Barcelona man has yet to say yes.
As for Villa Rudy Gestede who scored the only goal in the win over Bournemouth may have to be content with a place on the bench. Expect Villa to try and close up shop.
Villa are not good when they play United. In the last 39 games with United they only tasted success once and that was way back in 1999.
United are unbeaten in their last nineteen against Villa and I expect that to continue.
Villa only won five home games last season in the Premiership they would love to get their first this evening but I’m not convinced.
United to win.