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FA Cup: Predicted Man Utd line-up vs Aston Villa

Manchester United entertain Aston Villa in Monday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have been disappointing over the past three Premier League games, picking up just four points in the process.

They were poor in the recent 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers where they conceded a staggering 19 scoring attempts.

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick will want a strong response from his side against the Villans, but it could be another tricky game.

The Midlands outfit secured a 1-0 league win at Old Trafford in September. Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty.

Formation: 4-2-2-2

Predicted Line-up:

David de Gea has been an undisputed choice in goal for the Premier League games, and he has been splendid with his performances.

However, he could be rested with Dean Henderson getting a rare outing between the sticks.

Diogo Dalot could replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the right-back position. Luke Shaw could keep his place on the opposite flank, given he will be suspended for United’s league trip to Villa Park five days later.

Rangnick was pleased for Phil Jones on Monday after he stood out in his first appearance in more than 700 days. The 29-year-old could keep his spot at the heart of the defence.

Victor Lindelof is available after a bout of coronavirus, and he may come in for Raphael Varane, who could be rested.

In the centre of the park, Scott McTominay appears a definite starter as he is suspended for the next league game after picking up five yellow cards.

Fred has been left on the bench in recent matches, and he is a likely contender to partner the Scot.

Further forward, there could be starts for Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, who came off the bench against Wolves. The latter was lively in his cameo appearance and will be hoping to revive his form.

He has netted just one goal and two assists since November, which is a far cry from his exploits last term.

Cristiano Ronaldo appears in line to start in attack, but Edinson Cavani could be benched.

Rangnick acknowledged that he could have taken off Cavani over Mason Greenwood on Monday. The club graduate was one of the better performing players and could partner Ronaldo.

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