Manchester United take on Aston Villa in just over an hour, just days after Unai Emery’s men defeated the Reds at Villa Park.
United crashed out with a 3-1 loss in Emery’s first game as Villa boss.
A poor start saw Erik ten Hag’s men concede two goals in the space of 12 minutes with goals from Leon Bailey and Lucas Digne.
A punch from Jacob Ramsey early in the second half dashed United’s hopes of a comeback.
Ten Hag will be looking to mastermind revenge against The Claret and Blue, and there will be some surprise additions to the starting XI.
A source who has been accurate with the rumored lineups has hinted that Anthony Martial will start tonight.
I can’t wait to see how he plays tonight. 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/4RubTLedqa
— 𝗧𝗲𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗴’𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝘀 ✍🏼🇳🇱 (@TenHagBalI) November 10, 2022
Martial came on against Villa after a spell out due to injury. At yesterday’s press conference, Ten Hag hinted that the Frenchman would play a role today and now it looks like he will from the start.
Other less reliable sources claim that in addition to Martial, Bruno Fernandes will also be reinstated to the full-back.
Fernandes missed Sunday’s loss through suspension. In his absence, he fell to the uninspiring Cristiano Ronaldo to captain the team.
The playmaker’s creativity and inventiveness in midfield was sorely missed and, should he start, he will be a welcome addition.
The surprise addition will be Donny van de Beek, according to the same rumour.
The United Stand understands that Donny van de Beek and Bruno Fernandes will start for #mufc vs Aston Villa. #CarabaoCup
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) November 10, 2022
The Dutchman has come under fire for his lackluster and lackluster performances against Real Sociedad and Aston Villa.
He’s ready for another chance to impress.
Martin Dubravka could also make his debut against Villa tonight.
EXCLUSIVE: Martin Dúbravka IS A STARTER for Manchester United tonight. pic.twitter.com/9umVxNkvML
— sam_c345 (@C345Sam) November 10, 2022
Hopefully United will knock Villa out of the cup and go through to the next round.