Manchester United have the chance to exert revenge on Aston Villa when they host them in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Thursday night.
United will be reeling from the humiliating 3-1 defeat inflicted on them by Villa in the English Premier League last weekend.
This was Unai Emery’s first game in charge since taking over as Villa manager and is looking to make it two straight wins against the same opponent.
Prior to last week’s encounter, both games between these two sides ended in 2-2 draws and United will feel the need to prove a point.
Five-time winners of the EFL Cup – most recently in the 2016-17 season under Jose Mourinho – Man United have since reached the semi-finals twice.
Aston Villa already have five EFL Cups in their trophy cabinet, the most recent of which came in the 1995-96 season.
Aston Villa have are winless in their last five games away from home in all competitions and remarkably made it to the final of the EFL Cup in 2020.
What will be the outcome when these two teams lock horns for the second time in a week?
What time does Man United vs Aston Villa start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at Old Trafford.
Man United vs Aston Villa team news
Cristiano Ronaldo, who captained United last time out, is expected to be rested and sit this one out.
His countryman Bruno Fernandes is back from suspension and is expected to start alongside Fred in the midfield, with Donny Van de Beek relegated to the bench.
Anthony Elanga and Anthony Martial are both expected to start to support Marcus Rashford up front.
For the visitors, Boubacar Kamara is set to start and rotation could also benefit Robin Olsen, John McGinn and Danny Ings’s chances of coming into the first XI.
Leon Bailey and Jacob Ramsey were both on target in the 3-1 win and will retain their places in the starting XI, as well as Ollie Watkins.
Man United vs Aston Villa head to head
The red devils have won 36 of the 49 games played between these two sides, compared to Villa’s 4 wins. The remaining 9 have resulted in a draw.
Man United vs Aston Villa current form
The defeat in last weekend’s game is United’s only loss in their last 5 games and it snapped a three-match winning streak.
Meanwhile, the Claret and Blues have lost 3 games in that run and won the remaining two.
Man United vs Aston Villa prediction
The last 6 games for both these teams have had goals and no different is expected from this encounter. Though, United have what it takes to come out winners on the night.