Thanks to Leicester City dropping points yesterday evening, the Red Devils look cemented into that second-place position. That said, we still have five games to play. Ahead of our next, let’s take a deeper look into our predicted Man Utd XI vs Aston Villa.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main focus will remain on the Europa League final. However, while it’s still a mathematical possibility that Manchester United can win the league, our Baby Faced Assassin will not throw in the towel.
We now play three league games in five days, the first of which against Dean Smith’s Aston Villa. On paper, this is probably the game where we’re most likely to see a few key faces rested. However, Solskjaer won’t want to accept defeat, particularly as our impeccable unbeaten run away from home would be on the line.
I’d expect to see a balance of first-teamers, with a few rotational options sprinkled in. Let’s have it right, though, whatever team Solskjaer opts for should have more than enough quality to get the job done. Particularly with Jack Grealish missing for our opponents
Anyway, let’s get right into it…
Check out the predicted Man Utd XI vs Aston Villa in full here:
Dean Henderson comes back into the mix as the goalkeeper, which is probably the easiest decision Solskjaer has to make here.
Despite being pretty poor, I’ve gone for Alex Telles at left-back. Let’s save Luke Shaw for the games against Leicester City and Liverpool. Aaron Wan-Bissaka continues to be the only choice at right-back so he’ll start this one. Harry Maguire captain’s the side here, with Victor Lindelof coming back into the XI.
Nemanja Matic only played a few minutes on Thursday and this feels like the ideal time to utilise his experience. Scott McTominay had the night off against AS Roma, probably with a start here in mind. Bruno Fernandes will be begging to play, with Solskjaer likely granting that wish.
Marcus Rashford feels like a no-brainer given he was only on the pitch for 30 minutes on Thursday. Edinson Cavani needs rest, so Mason Greenwood will lead the line. I’ve gone for Juan Mata over on the right, with Dan James injured, this is the Spaniard’s opportunity.
Hopefully, we have more than enough quality to get the three points on the board, while our regular first-teamers come through this one unscathed.
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