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Aston Villa v Manchester United, Premier League: Team news, match prediction

Manchester United are on course to secure not just top four but second place in the Premier League, with an unbelievable record of being undefeated in their last 24 away matches.

Following a defeat on the road against Roma which still lead to us qualifying for the Europa League final, Manchester United return to Premier League action with a trip to Villa Park.

It’s important that we do all we can to secure our place as runners-up as soon as possible, so that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can rotate his squad and get everybody ready for the Europa League final at the end of the month.

We can’t win the league, so second best will have to do for now in the league. Ideally the board will back the manager in the summer with the view of having a run at the title next season because I don’t think we are many signings behind Man City.

Villa are safe but could finish above Arsenal in the table, which I guess could be considered an achievement after narrowly avoiding relegation last term. Dean Smith has done a very good job at Villa and it will be interesting to see if they can build on their form next season, potentially pushing for a place in Europe?

C’mon Reds.

Team News

Aston Villa: Jack Grealish and Trezeguet are the only noteworthy injuries for the home side.

Manchester United: With Leicester on Tuesday and then Liverpool on Thursday, Solskjaer may look to rotate the team at some point. The lads have four games in eight days coming up!

Possible line-ups

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani.

Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Barkley, Ghazi; Watkins.

Prediction

United win. 2-0

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