Manchester United will get their 2022 FA Cup campaign underway with a third round clash against Aston Villa.
United were eliminated in the quarter-finals last season, losing 3-1 to eventual winners Leicester.
The competition perhaps represents Ralf Rangnick’s most realistic chance of winning a trophy before his interim contract ends, and United need a result and a performance to boost morale and confidence.
It’s a big game and we have put together everything you need to know about how to watch United v Villa on TV and online.
When is Man United v Aston Villa?
United v Villa will take place on Monday 10th January 2021.
United of course go into the game on the back of a 1-0 home defeat against Wolves and a much improved performance is needed here.
What time does Manchester United v Aston Villa kick off?
The game will kick off at 7.55pm.
It is not quite clear why the game will start five minutes before the more conventional 8pm slot.
What TV channel is Man United v Aston Villa on?
The only way to watch the game is on BBC One.
Coverage of the game starts at 7.30pm and ends at 10pm.
How to live stream Man United v Aston Villa
The game can be streamed on BBC iPlayer, on a variety of devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Can Man United v Aston Villa go to a replay or is there extra time?
Third and fourth round replays have been scrapped this season to ease the congestion in the fixture schedule with Covid postponements now commonplace.
That means there will be a winner on the night and the game will to extra time and penalties if needed.
Manchester United v Aston Villa team news
Paul Pogba is of course a long-term absentee and will definitely not play any part here.
Phil Jones should be in contention to keep his spot in the side after performing well on Monday.
This looks like an opportunity for Rangnick to rotate his squad and give some fringe players a game but he also needs a victory against a tricky opponent.
Our prediction: United v Villa
Villa won 1-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League in September and have since replaced Dean Smith with Steven Gerrard, which has prompted improvement at Villa Park.
This will not be an easy game, and the way United are playing, they will find it difficult to beat any Premier League side.
Changes could breathe new energy into the side but it could also lead to more disjointed performances from rusty players so it is a difficult balancing act.
United have to get the job done and keep alive one of the two remaining avenues to silverware this season and we’ll back them to do that.
Our prediction: United 1-0 Villa
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