Just a few days after their FA Cup encounter, Aston Villa and Man Utd are back to face each other again in the Premier League. Villa narrowly lost that Cup game on Monday after a goal scored by Danny Ings early in the second half was disallowed after a VAR review. Now Steven Gerrard’s team will be looking to settle the score tonight in front of the home crowd at Villa Park.
United will be without two of their best players from Monday’s clash with both Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay, who was awarded Man-of-the-Match, suspended.
It’s a vital game for both sides with Villa currently sitting in 14th place and United still desperately trying to climb back into the top four in the table.
Speaking ahead of the clash, Villa boss Steven Gerrard said: “It’s a unique situation, playing the same team twice in a short space of time, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to bounce back.
“If we can find a similar level of performance, be a little bit more ruthless in the final third and the big calls on the night go in our favour, I’ve got no doubt we can get the result we want.
“We know the quality and the level of player that’s coming to Villa Park and the challenge ahead of us. We’ll be respectful of that, but the players should take big belief and confidence that when they’re at their best, we can create problems for Manchester United.”
HOW TO WATCH VILLA v MAN UTD
You can tune in and watch coverage of Aston Villa v Manchester United on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event from 5pm, with kick-off at 5.30pm.
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Sky-owned NOW, formerly NOW TV, offers limited-time access to Sky Sports. One month usually costs £33.99, but for a limited time only this price has dropped to £25 a month (but you’ll need to sign up for four months). While a single 24-hour period of Sky Sports will cost a one-off payment of £9.98 with NOW.
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Unfortunately, if you’re outside of the UK right now, your Sky Go and NOW subscriptions might not work as you’d expect. Sky – just like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Prime Video and a number of other services – places restrictions based on your current location, which is determined by the IP address that your device was assigned when you connected to the internet. It’s possible to bypass these geo-restrictions by employing a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, service. You can find some of the best options below…