Jones to start again – How Man Utd could line up against Aston Villa

Manchester United could be without the services of club captain Harry Maguire for Monday’s FA Cup clash with Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

The England international missed the club’s last Premier League game against Wolves due to injury and is struggling to be passed fit for cup duties.

In that game, which Man Utd lost 1-0, Phil Jones made his first start for the club in nearly two years and he is expected to continue in the starting XI against Villa, probably partnered by Victor Lindelof, who is available again after coronavirus isolation.


Eric Bailly is at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.

Paul Pogba remains injured, and Ralf Rangnick said over the weekend that it could be another month before we see the Frenchman return.

Dean Henderson will likely be given a start, with David de Gea dropping to the bench.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw have returned to the team as of late but Rangnick may opt to rotate, with Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles featuring in the full-back roles.

Fred and Scott McTominay will likely play in central midfield.

Neither Jadon Sancho or Mason Greenwood were particularly impressive in the loss against Wolves, so Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes could be brought in behind the front two of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani.

Predicted Man Utd XI v Aston Villa

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