Manchester United vs Aston Villa live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV today

Manchester United host Aston Villa in one of the highlight games to kick off the new year with both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dean Smith’s sides in great form to finish 2020.

United ground out a victory at home to Wolves thanks to a late strike from Marcus Rashford, while Anwar El Ghazi struck an equaliser at Stamford Bridge to hold Chelsea to a 1-1 draw.

Villa can jump above United with a victory due to a superior goal difference, while the visitors have also played a game less than the Red Devils.

If Solskjaer is to mount a title challenge then three points here will be required to keep pace with champions Liverpool.

Jack Grealish was a target for United last summer, and Smith will hope the England international can influence the game in a decisive manner in their surprise move to compete for a Champions League place. 

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8pm GMT on Friday, 1 January.

Where can I watch it and is there a live stream?

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD, with Sky subscribers able to watch a live stream on the Sky Go app on their mobile devices.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Coverage begins at 7:30pm GMT.

What is the team news?

Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are out, while Alex Telles will require a late check after limping out of the win over Wolves. 

Edinson Cavani is suspended and will miss the next three matches.

Ross Barkley is set to return from injury, while Tyrone Mings will come back from suspension. Trezeguet remains out injured though.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Telles, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Hause, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, El Ghazi, Barkley, Grealish, Watkins

Odds

Man United – 8/11

Draw – 16/5

Aston Villa – 16/5

Prediction

This should be a really intriguing contest with Villa proving their worth in recent weeks and able to absorb pressure while also offering a threat in transition. We’ll go for a 1-1 draw here with Villa able to frustrate the hosts enough to ensure Grealish can inspire his side in the final third when they are afforded chances. United 1-1 Villa.

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