What channel is the Aston Villa v Man Utd Premier League match on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

Manchester United have been handed a gruelling schedule of three league games in just five days.

The first saw them into the Europa League final, despite losing the second leg 3-2 to Roma.

Now, the Premier League takes centre stage, with games on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

First up is Aston Villa and we’ve put together everything you need to know about how to watch it on TV and online.

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When is Villa v Man Utd on TV?

Villa v United will take place on Sunday 9th May 2021.

Dean Smith’s side have had a full week to prepare for the game and beat Everton 2-1 last time out.

What time does Villa v Man Utd kick-off?

The game will will kick off at 2.05pm.

That’s a tight turnaround for United after a European away trip but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men need to get on with it as best they can.

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What TV channel is Villa v Man Utd on?

You can watch the buildup to the game from 1pm on Sky Sports Premier League, who will show the game without the artificial crowd noise.

The match is also being shown on Sky Sports Main Event, who won’t show any of the buildup due to screening Portsmouth v Accrington in League One first.

How to live stream Villa v Man Utd online

Sky Sports customers are able to live stream the game via the Sky Go app on smartphones and tablets.

It is also being shown on Sky Sports Ultra HD for those who have that function.

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Villa v Man Utd team news

Solskjaer told the club’s official website after the Roma game that he has no new injury concerns.

Anthony Martial is back in training but he is not expected to play any part against Villa. Phil Jones remains sidelined.

Daniel James wasn’t fit to make the trip to Roma and Solskjaer has offered no update on him since the game.

Confirmed XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford

Our prediction: Villa v United

The reverse fixture was a tight game on New Year’s Day, which United won 2-1 thanks to a Bruno Fernandes penalty.

A well-rested Villa side may sense an opportunity and are fueled by a sense of injustice over contentious spot-kicks United have been awarded in the last two meetings between the sides.

It won’t be an easy assignment and the onus is on Solskjaer to juggle his squad expertly with three league games in five days.

Winning here would take a degree of pressure off the matches against Leicester and Liverpool and the absence of Jack Grealish should make that task easier for United.

Our prediction: Villa 1-2 United

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.