Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho, and Phil Jones could all be available for Manchester United’s Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday, according to interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
“They should be available, in my opinion. Cristiano merely trained for the first time yesterday, and Harry, I believe, the day before yesterday. So, as a team, we’ll have to wait until this afternoon for the final training session, but they should be ready for tomorrow.”
The match between Aston Villa and Manchester United will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event starting at 5 p.m., with kick-off at 5.30 p.m. On the Sky Sports website and app, customers can see in-game highlights in the live match blog.
Shortly after the final whistle, highlights will be available on Sky Sports digital platforms including the Sky Sports Football YouTube page.
Manchester United are, without a doubt, the favorites to win this football match.
It’s still a mystery how Aston Villa were knocked out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford. At Villa Park, however, vengeance appears to be in the cards. At 5/4, the draw no bet angle on Steven Gerrard’s side is a safe play.
Since a 3-1 victory in August 1995, Aston Villa has gone winless in their past 22 home league games against Manchester United (D7 L15). It’s the longest winless home run in English Football League history for one team against another.
Aston Villa is attempting to win consecutive league games against Manchester United for the first time since November 1976, and they last done so in 1954-55.
In 33 Premier League meetings against Aston Villa, Manchester United has scored the first goal in 32 of them, winning 32 and drawing one. It’s the most goals a team has scored against a team without losing in the competition’s history.
Manchester United has won 299 Premier League away games, and a win today would make them the first team to reach 300 in the tournament. The Red Devils have beaten Aston Villa in more Premier League games (37) and away games (17) than any other team in the competition’s history.
Aston Villa have not drawn in any of their last 16 Premier League games (W6 L10), with the Villans last going longer without a league draw between September 1964 and April 1965. (29 games).
Dean Smith led Aston Villa to a 1-0 victory over Manchester United earlier this season, while Steven Gerrard will take charge of this match. If Villa wins, they will become the first team since Bolton Wanderers in 1950-51 to achieve a league double over Manchester United with a different manager in control for each game (Walter Rowley and Bill Ridding).
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Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard won 10 Premier League games against Manchester United as a player, a joint-record with Nicolas Anelka, John Terry, and Petr Cech.
Only one of the last 18 managers, including caretakers, has won their first Premier League match versus United, with Mikel Arteta winning with Arsenal in January 2020.
This match appears to favor Manchester United, but English football can be amusing at times. Who knows how the game will play out.