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Aston Villa vs Manchester United prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

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Manchester United travel south to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

Villa can move ahead of Arsenal with a win after they defeated Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Goals from Ollie Watkins and Anwar El Ghazi secured the win, and Dean Smith will be hoping for a similar performance against Manchester United.

The Red Devils advanced to the Europa League final on Thursday, losing 3-2 in Rome on the night but securing an 8-5 aggregate win.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match.

When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 2:05pm BST at Villa Park.

How can I watch it?

The match is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event with coverage starting from 1pm.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What is the team news?

Villa captain Jack Grealish returned to training but will not be ready for the visit of Manchester United, while Morgan Sanson and Trezeguet remain out.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated he will heavily rotate his side as United endure four matches in eight days. Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are all out.

Confirmed line-ups

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins

Manchester United: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood

Odds

Aston Villa: 7/2

Draw: 11/4

Manchester United: 4/5

Prediction

Villa have threatened some of the Premier League’s top sides in recent weeks, and they could scare a United team with eyes elsewhere – but the Red Devils will grind out a win. 2-1 to Manchester United.

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