Manchester United v Aston Villa roster confirmed: squad news ahead of FA Cup game

Manchester United face Aston Villa tonight in the FA Cup third round as Steven Gerrard returns to face his former rivals.

The former Liverpool captain returned to the Premier League when he took charge of Aston Villa in November and is set to face United for the first time since leaving the Reds in 2015.

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Under his leadership, Villa have won four of their first six games in charge, but have lost their last two games to Chelsea and Brentford.

United also experienced defeat in their last game as Ralf Rangnick’s unbeaten start as interim manager came to an end after a 1-0 home loss to Wolves.

Here’s all the information you need to know ahead of tonight’s game.

When is Manchester United vs Aston Villa?

The match will start at 19:55 GMT on Monday January 10 at Old Trafford, Manchester.

How can I watch it?

It will be broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. It will also be broadcast live on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport sites.

Confirmed rosters

United – De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes; Rashford, Cavani.

Villa – Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn, J. Ramsey; Buendia, Ings, Watkins

Chances

Manchester United: 8/15

Draw: 10/3

Villa Aston: 5/1

Prediction

It could be a close game and it could take extra time or penalties to separate teams, with reruns removed from the third and fourth rounds of this season’s competition. Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa – after extension.

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