Aston Villa vs Manchester United – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates

Aston Villa will attempt to exact revenge over Manchester United after they were eliminated from the FA Cup at Old Trafford. 

With home comforts this time in the Premier League and buoyed by the additions of Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne, Steven Gerrard’s side will be confident of an upset.  

Follow Sportsmail’s Spencer Morgan for live Premier League coverage of Aston Villa vs Manchester United, including build-up, team news and updates.  


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42 mins

Elanga makes a meal of it after a small collision with Elanga.

Get on with it,


39 mins

Villa really pushing for an equalkiser now. United will want to get this one to half-time quickly.


36 mins

Great save!

A Villa corner is swung in from the right and buendia meets it at the near post with a powerful header.

De Gea does brilliantly to palm it away from close range.


34 mins


United go up the other end and force a good save, Martinez getting down well tom deny Greenwood.


32 mins

Villa with their first real opening as CCavani loses the ball in the middle of the pitch an it’s played to Watkins in space on the left hand side of the box.

His first-time effort is straight at the keeper.


30 mins

Matic enters the book now after a cunical challenge on Ings to prevent a break.


28 mins


Telles stings the palms of the keeper with the free-kick before the ball falls to Greenwood, who strikes it just wide.


26 mins

Awful challenge from Digne who takes out Dalot just outside his own area.

A yellow card and a free-kick in a dangerous position.


23 minw

Penalty appeal!

Elanga does really well on the left as he drives into the box and holds off a couple of challenges before going down under the pressure.

The referee waves play on and VAR agrees. 


20 mins

United with a corner from the right but it’s straight into the keeper’s hands.


18 mins


Telles with a brilliant cross from the left which Cavani just fails to meet.

The ball reaches Greewnood but his shot is well closed down by Martinez at his near post.


15 mins

62% possession for the visitors as well as both shots and the crucial goal.


12 mins


A ball is floated from the right to the back post, where Elanga rises to head into the side netting.

All United so far.


9 mins

Aston Villa looking all over the shop at the moment.

They need to calm down and get a foot on the ball.


GOAL! Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United (Fernandes 6)

A howler from Martinez!

United take a clever quick free-kick on the left and Fernandes has time to cut inside and let fly.

His effort is straight at Martinez and doesn’t have much power but the bounce seems to trouble the keeper, who somehow lets it through his legs. Disaster.


2 mins

A couple of early corners for United but both are easily dealt with.



United get us underway.


Out come the teams…

Teams are in the tunnel, Philippe Coutinho has introduced himself to the Villa fans in the ground by giving one corner of the stadium a big round of applause. 

This game could have big consequences in the race for Champions League football. United could move back into the top six this weekend. Villa can move into the top half with a win as they continue their rise under Steven Gerrard.

Excitement building…


Kick-off approaching

Ten minutes away from kick-off, here’s a reminder of the two teams:

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; Luiz, Sanson, J.Ramsay; Buendia, Ings, Watkins

Man United: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; Fred, Matic; Bruno Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani, Elanga


Here’s Phil

Here’s Philippe Coutinho and while he is warming up at Villa Park ahead of this clash, he will start it from the bench.

Steven Gerrard has just told Sky Sports that the Brazilian is ‘further ahead than we thought’ fitness-wise and would have ‘no problem’ bringing him off the bench if needed.


Limbering up

Both sets of players are warming up now. There are some stars making fresh starts, others returning to the side after injury. 


No Ronaldo or Rashford for United

Some shock team news from Ralf Rangnick is there is no Cristiano Ronaldo or Marcus Rashford in the matchday squad.

Some reports are circling that Ronaldo, who missed this week’s FA Cup win over Villa, picked up an injury in training this week.

There is no word, as of yet, as to why Rashford is not available. The Red Devils star was slammed for showing a lack of effort in the win over Villa on Monday night. 


Coutinho on the bench

Only one man on the lips of Aston Villa fans. Philippe Coutinho’s arrival from Barcelona has sparked great excitement among the supporters, he starts on the bench this afternoon against the Red Devils. 


Digne straight into it

Lucas Digne starts at left-back for his debut following that £25million move from Everton, what a snip that could prove to be for the France international. 



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Afternoon Villains and Red Devils

You know Gerrard will be desperate to get one over on Man United, especially after last weekend’s defeat, which could and probably should have gone the other way. This one should be a cracker. Team news on the way…