Injury updates and team news for Aston Villa and Manchester United ahead of their Premier League game
On Sunday, Manchester United will host Aston Villa in a Premier League match at Old Trafford, with Erik Ten Hag’s team looking to strengthen their grip on the top four.
Manchester United will be seeking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League against Aston Villa after drawing with Tottenham on Thursday night.
Erik ten Hag’s team drew 2-2 with the London club on Tuesday, but they remain in a strong position to qualify for the Champions League next season. United welcome an in-form Villa team to Old Trafford, knowing they can close the distance on Unai Emery’s men in the Premier League table.
Alejandro Garnacho trained on Friday afternoon in preparation for his return after missing the previous seven weeks due to an ankle ailment. The Reds, on the other hand, are still missing first-choice center-back duo Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, who are both injured.
On Sunday, the Reds will have a stiff test against Villa, who have impressed under Emery in recent weeks. MEN Sport examined their team news, recent form, and key players ahead of the match…
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Garnacho’s return to fitness is a significant positive for United, but Harry Maguire was absent from the matchday squad in midweek and it’s uncertain whether he’ll be available at the weekend. Given the absences of Martinez and Varane, Luke Shaw is expected to partner Victor Lindelof at the heart of the defense once more.