Steven Gerrard is traveling to Old Trafford for the first time as a coach and will face Manchester United with his Aston Villa team in the third round of the FA Cup.
In the coaching bench across from Gerrard, Ralf Rangnick is under pressure for the first time as United’s interim coach after losing to the Wolves at home in the Premier League.
Villa is also seeking a response after consecutive league losses to Brentford and Chelsea since Christmas.
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Tonight’s winner will have a cheap home game against Middlesbrough in early February, with United aiming for the 13th FA Cup trophy and Villa eighth.
Sporting News follows the game live and brings you live updates and highlights before, during and after the game.
Man United v Aston Villa live ticker
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Man United vs. Aston Villa Live Updates
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35th minute: Luiz can finally take his corner and it reaches Ings, but the English striker cannot count his play. It looks like, not if, Gerrard’s men are making the scorers list.
33rd minute: United finally has some breathing space after Villas swarm – but it comes at a price. Dalot is injured and Aaron Wan-Bissaka is ready to replace him.
31st minute: Villa all over United now. Another chance just missed – this time a deflected Ramsey shot.
29th minute: Watkins hits the bar! A long push from Villa is hit by a clumsy Lindelof touch that passes it straight to Watkins. The striker turns Lindelof around and gets his shot, but it hits the underside of the wood. The visitors threaten.
28th minute: On the other hand, Fernandes meets Cavani during the break, whose close-range shot is saved by Emi Martinez.
27th minute: A strong possession game by Villa ends with a shot on goal from Buendia, held down by David De Gea.
24th minute: Greenwood’s first threatening dribble into a dangerous area ends with a headstrong shot over the crossbar, but the Red Devils gain much-needed composure in the builder.
19th minute: Watkins is ready to take any opportunity to win the ball high up a couple of times already. That leads to a stabbing John McGinn shot on this occasion. United’s defense is at stake.
15th minute: With Diogo Dalot and Rashford both having exciting forwards in an end-to-end game so far, you can catch up McTominay’s opening goal here:
13th minute: Another chance is begging! Emi Buendia dribbled beautifully right through United’s defensive line, but his shot from the flank missed both the goal and Ings.
11th minute: Opportunity for villa. Douglas Luiz takes a corner for an intelligent flick-on from Tyrone Mings, but Watkins can’t finish the opportunity at the back post. Jacob Ramsey is booked shortly after when United attempts to break.
8th minute: AIM! And it’s the ‘McFred’ connection! After the first corner of the game seemed wasted, it finally goes right to Fred, who whips a brilliant ball on the head of McTominay.
6th minute: McTominay saved a long shot. United audience is getting off to a promising start. Rashford is left and Greenwood is right by a 4-2-3-1.
3rd minute: Both sides attacked in a targeted manner. Rashford can’t make the most of a break-in on one end and Watkins on the other. Fernandes is key to United’s game as expected.
1st minute: We are on the way! Fernandes opens the case and Gerrard is at the wrong end of many of the United fans’ chants.
2:55 pm: The kick-off is imminent. Michael Oliver is the referee for today’s game.
2:48 pm: Most recently, the German downplayed reports of a crack in the dressing room: “We have neither time nor energy to listen to rumors. The players know that I have an open door policy to a few unfortunate players who want to play more. “
2:47 pm: When asked whether United could be successful despite constant formation changes, Rangnick replied: “No. In the long run, it would be good to have a formation, a style of play. It took Jürgen Klopp a few months to work with the players I inherited here. It’s about small steps. “
2:45 pm: Rangnick told the BBC that he had already achieved his first big goal: “Before I got there it was obvious that the team had scored too many goals. This was the first attempt to have to quit – we achieved that.”
2:40 pm: The Villa manager also confirmed that the club is still active in the transfer market and spoke of the partnership between Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins: “They are two fantastic players. Danny is returning to his best form. Ollie is our most consistent player now. “.”
2:39 pm: Gerrard has a big FA Cup run in mind: “We have to. We don’t take part in any European competition. The draw wasn’t as friendly as we would have liked. We have to be there.” . “
2:35 pm: Alan Shearer believes tonight is hugely important to Rangnick and told the BBC: “It wasn’t nearly good enough by a lot of the players. The system the manager was playing didn’t work. It has to start tonight.”
2:22 pm: Dean Henderson was another man expected to start for the Red Devils, but according to the MEN, he was left out while looking for a loan move in the January transfer window.
2:18 pm: Rangnick also say Jadon Sancho “should be in the squad” but a hamstring problem kept the English winger away from the competition.
2:12 pm: Ronaldo’s absence is due to a minor injury rather than the number 7 being rested or dropped:
Rangnick about Ronaldo: “I spoke to Cristiano yesterday before training and he said that he had had some problems in the last few days, minor problems with his spine and in the end we decided that it would make more sense not to take risks in a trophy . ” Game that could last 120 minutes. ” #mufc
– Tyrone Marshall (@TyMarshall_MEN) January 10, 2022
14:00 clock: How will Rangnick present his site? The German could push Fernandes into the center of a 4-2-3-1 formation or alternatively continue with his 4-2-2-2 formation. Even with the latter, there will be questions about whether Marcus Rashford or Mason Greenwood is at the helm alongside Edinson Cavani.
1:57 pm: And here is Villas Strong XI, as expected:
1:56 p.m .: The full United team is here:
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– Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 10, 2022
1:55 pm: Ronaldo is missing! The Portuguese superstar was not even named on the bench, compatriot Bruno Fernandes returns as captain in the starting XI.
1:42 pm: One man who will definitely not be on the pitch tonight is Philippe Coutinho. However, the Brazilian completed his Villa Medical today and will make his debut next weekend.
1:40 p.m .: We are now 15 minutes away from confirmed team messages. Will Cristiano Ronaldo rest before another league meeting with Villa on Saturday?
1:34 pm:United are looking to end a five-season trophy drought, with their final silver medal 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.
1:29 pm:Gerrard, who won the FA Cup twice as a Liverpool player, spoke about the attractiveness of the FA Cup in his pre-game press conference: “It’s a real tradition, it’s a special competition for everyone who is English and British, because we know them very well “. But I think with every foreigner who comes into the country, the FA Cup always comes up when you talk to them. So he’s also made a name for himself around the world. “
1:22 pm:The last time these clubs met at Old Trafford, Villa took three points in the Premier League. Bruno Fernandes scored a late penalty in a 1-0 defeat in September.
1:11 pm:Rangnick has asked Man United to play at “a different level of energy” than the team showed against the Wolves. He has also identified central midfield as Aston Villa’s main strength.
1:02 pm:Gerrard’s last appearance as a player against Man United was probably his most painful – the infamous red card at Anfield just 38 seconds after being substituted on.
12:55 pm:Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of Man United v Aston Villa. As in the previous season, there are no repetitions in the 3rd round of the FA Cup – so the tie must be decided tonight, with extra time and penalty shoot-outs if necessary.
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This is how you see Man United versus Aston Villa
- Date:Monday January 10th
- Time:2:55 p.m. ET
- Stream:ESPN + (only for subscribers)
The FA Cup game on Monday between Manchester United and Aston Villa from Old Trafford will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN’s streaming service ESPN + in the USA.
Man United v Aston Villa line-ups
Man United starting grid (4-2-3-1):De Gea (GK) – Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw – Fred, McTominay – Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford – Cavani.
Aston Villa starting grid (4-3-3):Martinez (GK) – Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett – Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn – Buendia, Watkins, Ings.
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Man United vs. Aston Villa Betting Lines & Odds
Quotas courtesy of DraftKings
- Money line:Man United -140 / Tie +295 / Aston Villa +400
- Distribution (Asian handicap):Man United -0.5 (+100) / Aston Villa +0.5 (-110)
- O / U 2.5 total goals:Over -120 / Under +100
- Both teams meet:Yes -130 / No +100