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9/5/2021 | 11:11am
Manchester United are back in Premier League action on Sunday against Aston Villa after a two-week break from domestic football.
Despite two clashes against AS Roma in Europe, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have not had any league games since their 0-0 draw against Leeds United two weeks ago, with last weekend’s match against Liverpool at Old Trafford being postponed due to fan protests.
With that game now having been rearranged, United now face a strenuous schedule of six games in just 17 days.
Could Solskjaer be tempted to make many alterations to his team for this fixture against Villa?
Having made a few changes in Italy on Thursday, this game could likely be closer to a regular first-choice team from the Norwegian – boasting three changes from the clash in the eternal city.
The first alteration will be in goal where Dean Henderson will once again replace David de Gea.
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There should also be a slight tweak in defence where Victor Lindelof will start once again, meaning Eric Bailly will drop out.
Both Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were substituted in Rome so that slight rest should see them start once again versus Villa. Harry Maguire will,l of course, be selected.
The Red Devils’ midfield should have a familiar look to it where Fred will partner Paul Pogba, with the irrepressible Bruno Fernandes pushed forwards slightly more.
The final change to the team will occur in attack. Edinson Cavani should be a candidate to start after his four-goal and three assist haul over both legs against AS Roma.
He should be supported by Mason Greenwood who appears to have rediscovered his scoring touch having netted four goals in as many Premier League games.
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However, Marcus Rashford could return after he started on the bench for the trip to Italy. He should replace £120k per week midfielder Donny van de Beek in the starting line-up.
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