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Fred and McTominay start, Cavani and Pogba miss out: Manchester United Predicted XI vs Aston Villa

Manchester United are back in league action tonight as they play host to Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford scored in stoppage time to ensure the Red Devils moved second in the table behind defending champions Liverpool and inflict further misery on Wolves.

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It’s likely Victor Lindelof will be ruled out due to injury, although United will have a number of players looking to make an impact tonight as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have probably taken the opportunity to rotate his squad anyway, as they are playing their third game in the space of a week.

With that in mind, here is FootballFancast’s predicted starting XI for this evening’s entertainment, which sees Solskjaer make four changes to the 1-0 win at Wolves.


Maybe Solskjaer could hand Dean Henderson a surprise start, but David de Gea should keep the gloves, with the veteran goalkeeper keeping a clean sheet against Wolves.

Harry Maguire is virtually undroppable at the moment, while Eric Bailly is likely to keep his place as part of Solskjaer’s preferred defensive pairing with Lindelof unlikely to feature at all after suffering a back injury during the 2-2 draw away at Leicester City.

Luke Shaw replaced Alex Telles at half-time, so we’re backing Shaw to come in for the Brazilian, joining Maguire and Bailly at the back, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.

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Both Fred and Scott McTominay, who reportedly earns £70,000-a-week, are set for a start in the midfield, meaning there is no room for Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba, who has been heavily linked with the Old Trafford exit.

Elsewhere, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford have been in fine form upfront and should start, while Bruno Fernandes will resume his rightful place as the advanced playmaker in the No. 10 role.

This means that Edinson Cavani will have to drop to the bench, having failed to find the back of the net against Wolves.

AND in other news, Man Utd chief Ed Woodward can upgrade Daniel James in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic

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