Erik ten Hag has selected his Manchester United starting line-up for this afternoon’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

The Red Devils are looking to make it ten games unbeaten across all competitions, but the trip to Birmingham will be tricky given it’s Unai Emery’s first game in charge of the Villains.

Here is the Manchester United starting line-up the Dutchman has selected for his first managerial meeting against the Spaniard.

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Starting XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Van de Beek, Garnacho, Rashford, Ronaldo.

Substitutes: Dubravka, Maguire, Malacia, McTominay, Fred, Elanga, Pellistri, Shoretire, Martial.

Manchester United starting line-up against Aston Villa

The former Ajax boss has made one change to the side that beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in San Sebastian on Thursday night but were unable to win by the two-goal margin required to top Group E and qualify for the last-16 by bypassing a play-off against a third-place Champions League side.

Marcus Rashford comes into the side for the suspended Bruno Fernandes.

Fresh after scoring his first senior goal for Manchester United against La Real, Alejandro Garnacho is handed his first Premier League start for the Reds and Donny van de Beek starts his first Premier League game for the twenty-time league champions since the last day of the 2020-21 season.

Anthony Martial is back on the bench after recovering from a back problem.

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Fernandes, who scored two goals against Villa back in January when Ralf Rangnick was in charge, misses out through suspension after picking up his fifth Premier League booking of the season during the 1-0 win against West Ham United.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who captains the side, will be hoping to continue his formidable record against Unai Emery and the 37-year-old has scored eight Premier League goals against Aston Villa.

Today’s clash is the first of two meetings against Villa in the space of five days.

Following this afternoon’s Premier League clash, which isn’t live on TV, Emery’s side head to Old Trafford on Thursday night as the two sides vie for a spot in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.

The trip to Villa Park is our penultimate Premier League match before the domestic season pauses for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Red Devils travel to Craven Cottage next Sunday to face Fulham, in what will be the last Premier League match before Boxing Day.

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