Aston Villa v Manchester United live stream, Saturday 15 January, 5.30pm GMT
Manchester United face Aston Villa for the second time in a week on Saturday when the Red Devils travel to Villa Park in search of a win that would send them into the top six.
The two sides faced off in the FA Cup third round on Monday evening at Old Trafford, when a Scott McTominay goal was enough to give United a 1-0 victory.
But Steven Gerrard’s side were unfortunate to lose, and their performance will give them belief that they can get a result this time around in front of a home crowd.
The Birmingham club have been busy in the January transfer window, adding Lucas Digne in a £25m deal from Everton on Thursday, following the showcase capture of forward Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, and both could make their debuts here.
Gerrard’s side have lost four of their last five games in all competitions and sit 14th in the standings, but only three points outside the top half.
Their record in this fixture makes for worrying reading though, as the Villans are winless in their last 22 home league games against United, and haven’t beaten them at Villa Park since August 1995.
That is the longest winless home run for one team against another in English Football League history, and a record Gerrard’s players will be eager to end.
However, Villa came out on top in this fixture in September, winning 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to a late Kortney Hause goal, as Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty.
Gerrard’s team are now bidding to win consecutive league games against United for the first time since 1976, and victory here would mark their first league double against the Manchester club since 1954/55.
Coutinho and Digne could well feature, but Leon Bailey and Marvelous Nakamba are injured and John McGinn is a big miss through suspension.
Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet are away at the Africa Cup of Nations, as is United defender Eric Bailly.
For the visitors, Paul Pogba misses out through injury and McTominay and Luke Shaw are suspended.
Kick-off is at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 15 January, and the game is on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. See below for international broadcast options.
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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.
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