Happy new year! Manchester United kick off 2021 hosting Aston Villa at Old Trafford. United have the chance to go level on points with Liverpool at the top (yes, TOP) of the Premier League table with a win, while Villa will be hoping to continue their strong start to the season by climbing back into the top four.
United will be without a couple of key contributors for Friday’s match. Victor Lindelöf is likely to miss out again with a back injury, and Edinson Cavani will serve the first of his three-match suspension. Other than that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a fully fit squad from which to choose.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 20:00 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 3:00 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and a lunchtime 12:00 kickoff on the west.
Premier League channel
Sky Sports Premier League for those in the UK. NBCSN for those in the US. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
Sky GO for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action through the NBC Sports App or Peacock. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood; Anthony Martial.
Update: Diamond midfield? Pogba out wide? We’ll see.
Here it is: our first starting line-up of 2021!— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 1, 2021
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