Is Manchester United vs Aston Villa on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup fixture

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Manchester United and Aston Villa go head-to-head on Monday night in the FA Cup, with a place in the fourth round up for grabs and a meeting at home to Middlesbrough. This is the last of the third-round fixtures to be played as there are no replays in the competition this year, with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and West Ham having already secured their spot with weekend wins.

Ralf Rangnick has been vocal about his intentions to play a senior team in the fixture and try to go the distance, as United look to add some long-overdue silverware to the cabinet. “I’ve always been a big fan, supporter and admirer of the FA Cup,” the United boss said. “I remember back in 1980 or 1981 when I spent my year abroad in Brighton I watched the FA Cup final at Wembley. I’ve always been a big admirer of the atmosphere, that was obviously the old Wembley stadium. For me it’s a very important competition. We will definitely try to play with our best possible team in that game and a strong team.”

Villa currently sit six places and nine points below United in the Premier League table, but beat United at Old Trafford by a goal to nil back in September. Follow all the team news and action below as Man United host Aston Villa:


Man Utd vs Aston Villa

Here come the teams. Bruno Fernandes leads out the home team with Tyrone Mings back in charge of Aston Villa. Steven Gerrard got a frosty reception from the home fans as he made his way to the dugout.

Middlesbrough and a home tie await the winners of this game in the next round. Both teams have fielded strong sides so we should be in for a good affair tonight. Kick off is next.

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:54


Man Utd vs Aston Villa

Tonight is the first time Steven Gerrard has returned to Old Trafford since calling quits on his playing career. He spoke to the BBC before kick off about returning to home of his old enemy saying:

“It is about the game, not about me. We are looking forward to it. Our record in the FA Cup in the last few years hasn’t been good enough and we want to put that right tonight.

“We are not involved in any European competition, we play a game a week to the end of the season so we want a good cup run. Coming here is going to be tough, we are going to have to be at it.”

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:51


Man Utd vs Aston Villa

Kick off is just 10 minutes away and the warm ups at Old Trafford are almost over. This should be a good game and the outcome will depend on which Manchester United turn up.

If they’re are passive and sluggish there is enough talent in the Aston Villa team to take advantage and score goals but United dominate the ball and move it quickly it could be a tough night for the visitors.

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Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:47


Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Harry Maguire says Manchester United deserve criticism and they must justify wearing shirt

The Red Devils suffered a first defeat under interim manager Ralf Rangnick with a 1-0 Premier League home defeat by Wolves on Monday night.

United’s meek performance was followed by reports about a poor mood inside the dressing room, and on the back of being branded “a bunch of whinge-bags” by former defender turned TV pundit Gary Neville during half-time of the 1-1 draw at struggling Newcastle.

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:42


Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Rangnick explains team selections

Ralf Rangnick has explained why there is no Cristiano Ronaldo or Jadon Sancho in the squad for Manchester United tonight. The answer is injury, both players have had niggling problems and Rangnick has chosen to rest them for tonight’s cup game.

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:39


Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Gerrard on tough draw

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard says that to be drawn against Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup (the first for Premier League teams) is a tough beat.

“We’ve been given a really tough draw – to go to Old Trafford in the opening round. There were certainly kinder draws out there for us, but you get what you’re given.” said Gerrard

“You have to prepare your team in the best possible way. Any time you go to Old Trafford with the level of player they’ve got, you know you’re going to be in for a really tough game.We’ll go there with the strongest possible team we’ve got available to try and get the best result we can.”

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:35


Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Steven Gerrard not underestimating size of Aston Villa’s task in facing Manchester United

Interim United boss Rangnick has had a turbulent week after a first defeat of his reign to Wolves was followed by reports of dressing room disharmony, with as many as 17 players said to be unhappy.

But Villa boss Gerrard is taking no notice of the noise swirling around United, as the former Liverpool midfielder makes his FA Cup managerial bow against a familiar adversary.

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:30


Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Dalot on the FA Cup

Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot says the FA Cup is the best domestic cup competition that he’s played in and wants to be ifting the trophy at the end of the season. He said:

After playing a few cup games now in different leagues and in different countries, then I’d say the FA Cup is probably the most special one you can play in because of the history it has and the atmosphere you have in these kinds of games.

“We’re facing a good team and we need to be at our best level to go through to the next round. We want to start this competition well. We’re playing to win every single competition.

“I can’t lie – it would be a fantastic achievement for me if I could win an FA Cup for this club and hopefully we can lift the trophy at the end of the season.”

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:26


Man Utd vs Aston Villa: The last meeting

Manchester United and Aston Villa’s last meeting was full of late drama. Playing at Old Trafford, Aston Villa kept United at bay and eventually took the lead in the 88th minute through a solid Kortney Hause header.

Hause then gave away a penalty in stoppage-time and Bruno Fernandes smoked it over the crossbar to give Villa the win.

You have to go back to 2008 for the last FA Cup meeting between the teams. Manchester United won 2-0 that day with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo getting the goals.

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:20


Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Raphael Varane keen to help Manchester United end five-year trophy drought

Raphael Varane wants to help Manchester United end their five-year wait for a trophy by adding the FA Cup to his medal-laden CV. Already out of the Premier League title race and Carabao Cup the Red Devils only have two remaining routes to silverware this season.

United take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 and kick-off their FA Cup campaign at home to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa on Monday night.

Michael Jones10 January 2022 19:14


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