Confirmed: Manchester United and Aston Villa line-ups

Old Trafford

Here is how Manchester United and Aston Villa will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Manchester United welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford for a match that both sides will want to win for very different reasons.

United will know they are closing in on a top-four finish, and following their victory against Liverpool last time out another three points this weekend will be welcome.

But Villa still have plenty of work to do to ensure they remain in the Premier League next season and a win this afternoon will go a long way to securing that.

United are currently fourth in the table, five points clear of their nearest challengers for a Champions League qualifying spot, Liverpool; while Villa are 16th in the league three points clear of the drop-zone with eight games remaining.

United have a great record against Villa but the latter’s new manager Tim Sherwood will want to make a statement and few would be more emphatic than beating Louis van Gaal’s side in their own backyard.

Man Utd lineup

Starting:

  • David de Gea
  • Phil Jones
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Daley Blind
  • Michael Carrick
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Ander Herrera
  • Juan Mata
  • Ashley Young
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes: Víctor Valdés, Patrick McNair, Rafael, Ángel Di María, Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira, Falcao.

Aston Villa lineup

Starting:

  • Brad Guzan
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Alan Hutton
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Jores Okore
  • Fabian Delph
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke
  • Andreas Weimann

Substitutes: Shay Given, Leandro Bacuna, Nathan Baker, Ron Vlaar, Carles Gil, Joe Cole, Jack Grealish.

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