Predicted Manchester United line-up for pre-season v Aston Villa

Manchester United face Aston Villa on Saturday looking to make it four wins in a row to kick-off pre-season.

The match in Perth, Australia, kicks off at 10.45am UK time and will be shown on MUTV.

How Manchester United could line-up

Erik ten Hag has selected a strong side to start all four games in pre-season and the same should be expected for this fixture too.

Villa were a tough opponent for United last season, with the Red Devils taking just one point from the two league fixtures, although did win 1-0 in the FA Cup.

This new look United have scored 11 goals in three friendlies, and will hope for more reasons for optimism on Saturday’s game.

David de Gea is likely to start in goal once again, with Harry Maguire at centre-back. He will likely get a positive reception in Perth after the backlash to boos he received in Melbourne.

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Raphael Varane could return as Maguire’s centre-back partner. He is fit again after missing the last two games with injury.

Diogo Dalot and Tyrell Malacia could continue at full-back after impressing in the last game, combining to create United’s opener against Palace.

Fred was praised by Erik ten Hag in the lead-up to the game and he is likely to start. The difference this time will be Donny van de Beek alongside him instead of Scott McTominay.

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Van de Beek impressed in the 20 minutes he had with the rest of United’s first choice players before the large-scale substitutions against Palace, and deserves a chance to start, and build a rapport with his teammates.

Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho are all expected to start, with United lacking depth behind them.

Alejandro Garnacho and Hannibal will hope to feature off the bench, while James Garner is fit again and expected to play some part.

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