Erik Ten Hag’s Red Devils will look to continue their unbeaten form when they take on Premier League rivals Aston Villa
Manchester United have had a flying start under the aegis of new manager Erik ten Hag as they have scored 11 goals in just three matches. They will be looking to continue their rich vein of form against Aston Villa as well in their final friendly on Australian soil.
Meanwhile, the claret and blue army also head into this fixture at the back of a narrow 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar in what was their third pre-season friendly.
The match between the two Premier League outfits will be hosted at the magnificent Optus Stadium in Burswood, Australia, and GOAL brings you all of the relevant information when it comes to keeping across the action from Down Under.
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Man Utd Team News
It won’t be surprising if Ten Hag fields his strongest XI against Villa as the manager is more inclined to give his first-choice players the maximum minutes together as was evident against Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
“We have a squad and as you know, we don’t have a lot of time. We need to be ready for the 7th of August. We have experienced players, but we also wanted to give some young talents the chance. I cannot give all the young players the chances they deserve because we have to construct a team,” the Dutch manager stated ahead of the clash.
Aston Villa Team News
Like United, Villa are unbeaten in their pre-season tour and could pose a tough challenge for Ten Hag’s men on Saturday. Manager Steven Gerrard does not want any slip-up in their final game of the Australia tour and is looking for a strong finish.
“We’re looking forward to the game and it’s the last push of the tour. The tour has been fantastic so far and we want to finish on a high.
“We’re a couple of weeks out now from a really important start to the season, so we need to turn the dial now. We’ll introduce slightly more game time to individuals now because it’s the right time and they’re ready now because they’ve got the right volume in their legs to really push certain individuals,” he stated.