Manchester United have won 18 of their last 21 home league games against Aston Villa (D2 L1), failing to score on just one occasion in that run.
United will again be without the services of Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo on Saturday through injury, but Edinson Cavani will be involved, having now returned to first-team training following a knock.
Solskjaer is expected to make 11 changes from the EFL Cup defeat to West Ham, and it would not be a surprise to see the same side that took to the field for the league game against the Hammers last weekend.
Indeed, Paul Pogba should operate off the left, with Scott McTominay and Fred in midfield, while Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes will feature in the areas behind Ronaldo.
Jadon Sancho has found it difficult to make his mark in the early stages of his career at Old Trafford, and the England international is expected to start on the bench against Smith’s side.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 12:30 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 7:30 AM on the east coast of the U.S. and a 4:30 AM kickoff on the west.
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Manchester United possible starting lineup:De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
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