Manchester United vs Aston Villa: injury news, likely return dates of key players and where to watch

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Ralf Rangnick has given a steer on when several key players could be back on the pitch.

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has given mixed news on the the injury front ahead Monday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

Red Devils captain Harry Maguire remains a doubt for the game at Old Trafford, although his defensive colleague Victor Lindelof is available again after recovering from Covid-19.

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"Victor is back in training, since yesterday [Thursday], which is very good news for us," Rangnick told United’s club media ahead of the game. "Harry hasn't been able to train, as yet, and we have to wait and see how this develops, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.

Victor Lindelof of Manchester United Credit: GettyVictor Lindelof of Manchester United Credit: Getty
Victor Lindelof of Manchester United Credit: Getty

"With Harry, there is still a question mark but Victor will definitely be available for the game on Monday."

Paul Pogba is still out with a thigh problem, while want-away Anthony Martial is unlikely to be involved as he continues to be linked with a move away from the club.

However, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay will be available for the game before they serve a one-match ban after receiving a fifth booking of the season during the recent loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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The duo will serve the bans when United face a quick reunion with their FA Cup third-round opponents in a league game at Villa Park next weekend.

Unavailable or injured players

Harry Maguire


Paul Pogba


Eric Bailly

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How to watch

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