Aston Villa and Manchester United set to do battle in the Premier League

London, England, 7th November 2021. The Premier league winter ball during the Premier League match at the London Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-1310-0109

No, the meeting between Aston Villa and Manchester United on Saturday is not a second leg of the FA Cup Round 3 the two teams played out on Monday night.

This time, the teams will swap stadium and will head to Villa Park as the pair take to the field for a valuable three points that are on offer as two of the oldest clubs in the Premier League dust themselves off and go into battle once again in a matter of days.

United managed to progress to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup earlier in the week with a 1-0 victory after Scott McTominay netted early on, and it would seem that they are favourite to take all three points on Saturday, as well. Betway Sportsbook has priced the Red Devils with odds of 13/10 to take the victory.

Of course, despite all of the problems that appear to be happening at Old Trafford in regard to star players being disillusioned with life at the iconic club, it would seem Ralf Rangnick has actually started to get things going for them.

The German manager has only been in charge for five games so far in England’s top-flight but he has managed to turn three of those into victories, with one draw whilst the other ended in defeat.

Indeed, Rangnick is not the only new manager to the Premier League in recent months, with Steven Gerrard having made his managerial debut in the league with Manchester United’s opponent, Aston Villa.

The former Liverpool star had a number of battles against the Red Devils as a player and Monday was the first of potentially many that he will have as a manager. The defeat on Monday night will have likely left him wanting his team to seek a certain degree of revenge when they entertain their own fans.

The Villains have performed rather well under the man who replaced Dean Smith, however they have found getting results rather challenging in recent weeks.

Gerrard has watched his side back-to-back defeats in the Premier League in their last two matches, although one of those did come against Chelsea at Villa Park; a game that the manager was unable to be in the dugout.

However, their recent trip to west London where they played Brentford ended rather disappointingly as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat in a performance in which some would have suggested was below-par since his arrival.

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