Aston Villa vs Man Utd: How to watch WSL opening day fixture at Villa Park, TV details, team news and kick off

Manchester United get their WSL season underway this weekend. Cr. Getty Images.Manchester United get their WSL season underway this weekend. Cr. Getty Images.
Manchester United get their WSL season underway this weekend. Cr. Getty Images. | Getty Images

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Manchester United get their WSL season underway this weekend with a trip to the Midlands to take on Aston Villa.

Almost four months on from the end of the last campaign, Manchester United's Women's Super League (WSL) campaign will get underway this Sunday with a tough trip to Aston Villa.

It was the scene of one of Manchester United's greatest wins last year as Millie Turner nodded home an injury time winner, however, the Red Devils will head to Aston Villa this year hoping for a more comfortable afternoon to kick off their WSL campaign.

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It has been a summer of change on the red side of Manchester with big names such as Alessia Russo and Ona Batlle departing the club, however, an impressive transfer window that saw two Champions League winners and the World Cup golden boot winner arrive at the club have seen United fans enter the new season in a positive mood.

However, Aston Villa have completed some smart business in the transfer window, bringing in the likes of Lionesses defender Lucy Parker from West Ham while former United stars Kirsty Hanson and Lucy Staniforth will have a point to prove in front of their former club.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of Manchester United's season opener:

Manchester United team news

Head coach Marc Skinner will be without two first team stars after it was confirmed earlier this week that Emma Watson (ACL) and Aoife Mannion (torn quad) will miss several weeks of the season.

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There was more positive news regarding Canadian right back Jayde Riviere though, who had pulled out of her international camp earlier in the week. Skinner said the right back had suffered a slight knee issue but confirmed she was back fit and in contention for the game against Aston Villa this weekend.

Elsewhere, summer signings Geyse, Irene Guerrero, Gabby George, Melvine Malard, Evie Rabjohn, Hinata Miyazawa, Gemma Evans and Phallon Tullis-Joyce are all fit and available to start the game in the Midlands.

Aston Villa vs Man Utd head to head - the last five WSL results

28/4/23 - Aston Villa 2-3 Man Utd

03/12/22 - Man Utd 5-0 Aston Villa

24/4/22 - Aston Villa 0-0 Man Utd

19/12/21 - Man Utd 5-0 Aston Villa

14/08/21 - Man Utd 3-0 Aston Villa

How can I watch Aston Villa vs Man Utd, what time does it kick off, what channel

Where: Villa Park, Birmingham, Sunday 1 October, 12.30pm.

If you’re unable to attend the game, United's campaign opener is the first official match of the WSL season and will be screened live on TV.

The game will be on BBC Two, with coverage from Villa Park starting at 12:15pm.

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How can I get WSL tickets for Aston Villa vs Man Utd

Manchester United have been allocated an away end for the game against Villa, however, tickets are completely sold out for the game after they were snapped up in quick time by the travelling Red Devils fans.

If you're an Aston Villa fan, tickets are still available in the home and are priced at £12 for adults, £9 for under 18, £6 for under 14 and are available to buy here.

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