Steven Gerrard travels to Old Trafford for the first time as manager, taking his side from Aston Villa to face Manchester United in the FA Cup 3rd round.
In the dugout against Gerrard, Ralf Rangnick is under pressure for the first time as United’s interim coach, following a home loss to Wolves last time in the Premier League.
Villa is also aiming for a response after the back-to-back league losses to Brentford and Chelsea since Christmas.
MORE: FA Cup 4th Round Draw Results
While waiting for tonight’s winner a favorable home game against Middlesbrough in early February, United considering the No.13 FA Cup trophy and Villa their eighth.
Sporting News will follow the match live and provide you with live updates and highlights before, during and after the match.
Man United v Aston Villa live updates
(All Eastern Time Highlights are only available in the United States)
2:35 p.m .: Alan Shearer thinks tonight is extremely important for Rangnick, telling the BBC: “It hasn’t been good enough from a lot of the players. The system the manager played hasn’t worked. He has to start. this evening. “
2:22 p.m .: Dean Henderson was another man who should start for the Red Devils, but according to the MEN, has been left out as he contemplates a loan transfer in the January transfer window.
2:18 p.m .: Rangnick also said Jadon Sancho was “supposed to be in the squad” but a hamstring problem kept the England winger from arguing.
14:12: Ronaldo’s absence is due to a minor injury, rather than No.7 being rested or abandoned:
Rangnick on Ronaldo: “I spoke to Cristiano yesterday before training and he told me that he had had problems the last few days, minor problems with his spine and in the end we decided that he would make more sense not to take any chances in a match cup that could last 120 minutes. ” #mufc
– Tyrone Marshall (@TyMarshall_MEN) January 10, 2022
2:00 p.m .: How will Rangnick position itself? The German could insert Fernandes in the center of a 4-2-3-1, or continue with his 4-2-2-2 formation. Even with the latter, there will be questions as to whether Marcus Rashford or Mason Greenwood is alongside Edinson Cavani at the top.
1:57 p.m .: And here is Villa’s fort XI, as expected:
1:56 p.m .: United’s full squad is here:
🔴 𝑻𝑬𝑨𝑴 𝑵𝑬𝑾𝑺 🔴
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 10, 2022
13h55: Ronaldo misses his shot! The Portuguese superstar was not even named on the bench, with compatriot Bruno Fernandes returning to the starting XI as captain.
13:42: One man who will definitely not be on the pitch tonight is Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian, however, completed his medical at Villa today and is set to make his debut next weekend.
13:40: We are now 15 minutes away from confirmed team news. Will Cristiano Ronaldo be rested before another league meeting with Villa on Saturday?
13:34: United are looking to end a five-season trophy shortage, with their last silver coin being the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League under Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils’ most recent FA Cup triumph came a season earlier, under Louis van Gaal.
13:29: Gerrard, who has won the FA Cup twice as a Liverpool player, spoke about the allure of the FA Cup during his pre-match press conference: “It’s a real tradition, it’s is a special competition for all who are English and British because we know it very well. But I think every foreigner who comes to the country, when you have conversations with them, the FA Cup always comes back. So it has also a name all over the world. “
13:22: The last time these clubs met at Old Trafford, Villa came away with three points in the Premier League. Bruno Fernandes skied a late penalty in a 1-0 loss in September.
13h11: Rangnick called on Man United to play with a “different energy level” than the team showed against Wolves. He also chose the central midfielder as Aston Villa’s key force.
1:02 p.m .: Gerrard’s last appearance as a player against Man United was arguably the most painful – the infamous red card at Anfield, just 38 seconds after his substitution.
12.55 p.m .: Welcome to the live Sporting News coverage of Man United v Aston Villa. As with last season, there is no replay in the FA Cup 3rd round – so the game has to be decided tonight, with extra time and penalties if necessary.
MORE: Bruno Fernandes denies transfer rumors
How to watch Man United vs Aston Villa
- Dated: Monday January 10
- Time: 2:55 p.m. ET
- Diffusion: ESPN + (subscribers only)
Monday’s FA Cup match between Manchester United and Old Trafford’s Aston Villa will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN’s ESPN + streaming service in the US.
Man United v Aston Villa lineup
Man United starting eleven (4-2-2-2): De Gea (GK) – Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw – Fred, McTominay – Greenwood, Fernandes – Cavani, Rashford.
Starting eleven Aston Villa (4-3-3): Martinez (GK) – Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett – Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn – Buendia, Watkins, Ings.
MORE: Why Coutinho’s move to Aston Villa makes sense
Man United vs Aston Villa betting lines and odds
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
- Moneyline: Man United -140 / Draw +295 / Aston Villa +400
- Spread (Asian handicap): Man United -0.5 (+100) / Aston Villa +0.5 (-110)
- O / U 2.5 total goals: Over -120 / Under +100
- The two teams score: Yes -130 / No +100