Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will definitely make wholesale changes to his starting XI ahead of the Premier League meeting with newly promoted side Aston Villa.
Solskjaer turned to the youngsters for the Europa League Matchday Five clash with Astana FC of Kazakhstan on Thursday night as he rested his first team players through to the knockout stage of the competition at the end of Matchday Four.
The youthful Manchester United team lost 2-1 to Astana despite taking a first-half lead as the long Europa League unbeaten run for the Red Devils came to a halt after 15 games.
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Solskjaer will revert to the experienced players for the Aston Villa game and the big news is that midfielder Scott McTominay could return to the team after some weeks out with the ankle injury sustained during the last home game in the league, a 3-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.
Scotland international Scott McTominay has missed the last two games with the injury sustained before the November international break.
Probable Manchester United XI vs Aston Villa (4-3-3): David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Brandon Williams; Fred, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira; Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Arsenal Striker Warned Off Premier League Strugglers Amid Aston Villa Loan
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has been warned to stay off a loan move to Aston Villa by former Premier League player Darren Bent.
The ex-Aston Villa, Derby County and Tottenham Hotspur striker was on TalkSports while he talked about Eddie Nketiah and his former club.
There have been several transfer reports of a loan move for Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal to Aston Villa but Darren Bent feels like it would be too risky for all the parties involved.
Darren Bent wants a more experienced striker option for Aston Villa with Crystal Palace player Christian Benteke another option for the club which is in his first season back in the top flight.
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Aston Villa have dropped into the bottom three places in the Premier League after the victory for Watford at the weekend as well as the heavy home loss to champions Manchester City.
Watford climbed out of the relegation zone on Sunday at the expense of Aston Villa after the emphatic 3-0 away win over Bournemouth who are also in the relegation places.
Bournemouth are now occupying second bottom on the league table.
Aston Villa were further plunged into trouble with the heavy 6-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
The Midlands club wants a new striker after the serious knee injury to first choice Wesley.
Eddie Nketiah just returned from a loan spell at Leeds United in the English Championship.
Liverpool Backed To Sign £45m-rated Attacker
Liverpool legend Danny Murphy has backed the club to make a move for one of the best-attacking midfielders in the Premier League this term.
Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has been one of the best-attacking midfielders in the top flight undoubtedly as the 24-year-old has shone in a poor team.
In his column with the Daily Mail, Danny Murphy, an Ex-Liverpool midfielder, said that Jack Grealish would be a great signing for the Reds if they could secure his transfer with arch-rivals Manchester United also interested in the player who came through the Aston Villa Academy.
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According to Danny Murphy, Jack Grealish is a better option than the current creative midfielders in Liverpool at the moment.
He has scored eight goals and added six assists in 21 starts for Aston Villa in all competitions.
Liverpool have not signed a replacement for Philippe Coutinho since the Brazilian international star left the Merseysiders for Barcelona and Jack Grealish could be the right man.
He has a £45m release clause in his Aston Villa contract which will expire in 2023.
There have been calls for Jack Grealish to be invited into the England national team squad ahead of the upcoming 2020 European Championships.
Jack Grealish Admits Old Trafford Is His Favourite Stadium
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has admitted that Old Trafford is his favourite stadium thereby fuelling the transfer rumours linking him with a move to three-time European champions Manchester United.
Jack Grealish talked about Old Trafford being his favourite stadium in an exclusive interview with popular media channel Sky Sports.
Old Trafford is home to Premier League giants Manchester United.
The Aston Villa skipper and playmaker is just 24-year-old but that has not stopped him from taking up a major role for his Midlands club as he leads his club towards Premier League redemption.
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During the interview with Sky Sports, Jack Grealish also said that the goal he scored against Manchester United is his favourite.
Jack Grealish was on target for Aston Villa at the start of this month during their Premier League visit to Old Trafford.
He scored the opening goal of the game as the two teams shared a four-goal thriller.
Jack Grealish was the Player of the Year for Aston Villa as he helped his boyhood club secure a return back to the Premier League at the end of the last campaign.
The English midfielder is said to be in line for an invitation to the England national team setup as a result of his form for Aston Villa.
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Manchester United fans have called for the signing of one of the best midfielders in the Premier League this season.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has dazzled in the Premier League this term and he’s said to be attracting serious interest from clubs bosses at Manchester United.
According to Footballtransfertavern, scores of Manchester United fans have taken to their various social media accounts to demand the signing of Jack Grealish who is a boyhood Aston Villa fan.
Jack Grealish came through the ranks at Aston Villa before making his debut for the first team.
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He was a key player for Aston Villa as they secured promotion to the Premier League at the end of the last campaign via the Championship playoffs.
Aston Villa beat Derby County 2-1 in the playoff final last season to secure their place in the Premier League this term.
Jack Grealish has been the standout player for Aston Villa in the Premier League this season after netting four goals and four assists including his strike during the last league game.
He scored the only goal for Aston Villa as the former European champions were thrashed by Leicester City at Villa Park last weekend.
Grealish and Aston Villa were beaten 4-1 by the Foxes.
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Premier League newcomers Aston Villa are interested in signing Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida during the upcoming winter transfer window in January.
This is according to the reports emanating from the Turkish media.
Aston Villa are targeting defensive reinforcements especially due to the injury suffered by first-choice centre back Tyrone Mings during the Leicester City game at the weekend.
Tyrone Mings is a recently capped England international and he suffered a hamstring injury in the 23rd minute of the Premier League clash at home to Leicester City on Sunday afternoon and was replaced by Bjorn Engels.
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Surprise team of the season Leicester City were able to close the gap on Liverpool to eight points following the convincing win over hosts Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Turkish football revealed that Aston Villa want to strengthen their defence with Croatian international centre back Domagoj Vida who was previously linked with a move to Arsenal.
Vida has been touted as a potential transfer addition to the Arsenal squad since last summer when he played a key role for the Croatian national team as they reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
The Croatian defender was also linked with Arsenal this summer.
Bottom Premier League club Watford are also interested in signing him.
EPL: Chelsea Confirm Starting Lineup vs Aston Villa Revealed
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will certainly learn a lot about his players during this period of games without victory ahead of the Premier League clash with league newcomers Aston Villa.
Chelsea are without a win in their last three games in all competitions including defeats in each of the last two league games and new manager Frank Lampard would be hoping to lead his team back to the glory path against a stubborn Aston Villa who were able to secure a 2-2 draw in their last league game at Manchester United at the weekend.
Chelsea won six league games in a row before they came unstuck at Premier League champions Manchester City via a 2-1 defeat.
That defeat was followed by the 1-1 draw away to Valencia in the Champions League before the 1-0 loss to West Ham United at home at the weekend.
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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard rested the likes of N’Golo Kante and Willian for the West Ham United game on Saturday though the two players came off the bench and were unable to affect the result positively.
The two players will be restored into the starting lineup for the Villa game as well as leading goalscorer Tammy Abraham who’s expected to make his return from the injury that ruled him out of action at the weekend.
Probable Chelsea XI vs Aston Villa (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri; N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount; Willian, Tammy Abraham, and Christian Pulisic.
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This is according to the publication from Various which revealed that Jack Grealish is high on the list of transfer targets at Manchester United ahead of the resumption of the January transfer market in the next few weeks.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the quality of Jack Grealish when asked about the England midfielder and that has further fuelled the transfer links involving the player and a move to Old Trafford.
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Jack Grealish came close to joining Tottenham Hotspur last season but he opted to stay with boyhood club Aston Villa.
The decision to stay at Aston Villa rather than move to Spurs was mainly due to the failure of the North London club to produce the necessary transfer funds needed to sign him and it has proven to be the right one as he has flourished at Villa Park in the last one year.
Jack Grealish was instrumental to the Aston Villa team as the Midlands club was able to seal promotion to the Premier League via the Championship playoffs last season.
The 24-year-old has scored five goals in all competitions for Aston Villa this term.
Premier League: Man United Backed To Beat Aston Villa
According to him, the Red Devils will return to winning ways against league newcomers Aston Villa.
Manchester United drew their last league game with another newly promoted team Sheffield United as the two clubs shared a six-goal thriller for a 3-3 draw last weekend.
Mark Lawrenson is a former Liverpool defender and he’s backing Manchester United to beat Liverpool 2-0 at Old Trafford in the week 14 clash.
Nothing other than a win over Aston Villa will suffice as the Red Devils try to capitalize on the top four teams dropping points.
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Manchester United started the weekend with a deficit of nine points off the top four places with Chelsea occupying the final spot in those positions.
Chelsea were beaten 1-0 at home by London rivals West Ham United on Saturday and that has given Manchester United the impetus to close the gap on the Blues to just six points with a win over Aston Villa.
Manchester City are also a member of the top four at the moment and they dropped points as well this weekend following the 2-2 draw recorded at the home of Newcastle United in the early kickoff on Saturday.