Fans in Australia will be treated to an all-Premier League clash when Man United face-off against Aston Villa in Perth on Saturday at 10:45am (UK time).
It was honours even from their three meetings last season with Villa claiming four points in the league but United knocking them out of the FA Cup. Bruno Fernandes will be looking forward to this game as he has five in his last six against the Midlands outfit.
Man United have impressed in pre-season under new coach Erik Ten Hag winning all three played including a 4-0 defeat of fierce rivals Liverpool. Aston Villa have started well winning all three of their games played so far to nil.
How to watch Man United vs Aston Villa:
The game is available to watch in the UK on MUTV+ and Villa TV.
Man United vs Aston Villa betting tips
- Man United to win @ 5/6 with 888 Sport
- Man United to win and BTTS @ 21/10 with Paddy Power
- Man United to be ahead at half-time @ 13/10 with Betfair
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Man United team news
The Red Devils boss Erik Ten-Hag is expected to welcome back Raphael Varane into the fold on Saturday. While promising youngsters James Garner and Alejandro Garnacho could be given their first action of the tour.
The Dutchman told MUTV: “It’s pre-season. We are happy with the improvement we see, but there’s also a lot of work to do. But we scored some wonderful goals that is also true.”
He was though keen to point areas his team could improve: “The timing, when you start the press for instance, I still see switches that we can avoid and prepare a better pass.”
Aston Villa team news
Steven Gerrard has been a little difficult to predict in pre-season using a number of different players and lineups. If looking tiwards establishing rhythm in his first 11 we could see a return to the starting spots for Ollie Watkins, Tyrone Mings and Jacob Ramsey.
The man in the dugout will no doubt have been motivated by a recent article in which Tim Sherwood doubted their ambitions of a top seven finish. The former Villa boss said: “I believe Stevie is a good manager who will get better with more experience and Villa will improve on what they did last year. Is that going to be enough, a minor improvement?”
Scoreline prediction: Man United 2-1 Aston Villa
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