GOOD AFTERNOON FROM MANCHESTER
Welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping for a major fight back following Wednesday’s shock Carabao Cup elimination to West Ham.
Solskjaer is set for a major boost as Edinson Cavani is finally available for selection after overcoming a muscle strain that kept him sidelined since the end of August.
Cristiano Ronaldo was rested in the Red Devils’ midweek cup game but the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has already registered four goals in four matches, is expected to return to the starting line-up today.
However, the Manchester giants are not without injury problems as Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo remain out with a shoulder and thigh problem respectively.
Villa manager Dean Smith, on the other hand, will be without Leon Bailey, who is expected to be out of action for a number of weeks due to a quad issue.
Bailey got injured during last week’s 3-0 win over Everton and will be unavailable for selection until after October’s international break.
Morgan Sanson and Trezeguet are both out with a hamstring and knee injury respectively, whereas United loanee Axel Tuanzebe can’t play against his parent club