Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof will return, but Mason Greenwood will drop to the bench when Manchester United take on Aston Villa on Sunday.
Manchester United will be hoping to consolidate second spot in the Premier League standings when they lock horns with Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon. Heading into the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have any fresh injury concerns to contend with.
Anthony Martial continues his rehabilitation after recovering from a knee injury and will likely be available ahead of the end of the season. Phil Jones and Daniel James, though, remain sidelined for Manchester United and will play no part against Aston Villa.
The major talking point ahead of the trip to take on Aston Villa is Manchester United’s gruelling schedule, seeing as they are set to play three Premier League games in a span of just five days. And, speaking to the Manchester United media, Solskjaer suggested that rotations could be in order for his side in this run.
“Harry Maguire, he’s played every minute for us in the Premier League since he came. I don’t think that’s possible now. That’s another stat that he could have been very, very proud of but I can’t really see that happening now. You’ve just got to go game by game, one step at a time. We’ve been handed a very bad hand.”
“The cards are not very good because the intensity of the Premier League is so, so high and the quality is so high. We’ve just got to make sure we tick one off at a time. But the players are ready for it, I’m ready for it, the coaches are ready for it. It’s a challenge we’ll take head on.”
As far as the Villa game is concerned, Maguire should keep hold of his spot and start a 72nd successive Premier League game for Manchester United. The United captain, though, will have Victor Lindelof as his central defensive partner instead of Eric Bailly this time out.
Out wide, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will keep hold of their places after being taken off at half-time against AS Roma. In goal, Dean Henderson should remain the preferred choice, despite the heroics of David de Gea earlier this week.
Up ahead in midfield, Scott McTominay ought to be back in the double pivot after not playing a single minute versus Roma, with Fred expected to be his partner. Paul Pogba will, therefore, return to the left wing slot, with Bruno Fernandes being his partner-in-crime on the creative front.
The final change to the starting lineup ought to come on the right flank, with Marcus Rashford returning to the side. Mason Greenwood will make way for Rashford, meaning the in-form Edinson Cavani will lead the line for Manchester United against Aston Villa.
Manchester United Predicted XI: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani