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Can Man Utd remain New Year's Day kings?

30 Dec 2020
Manchester United

Team news

Manchester United will be without Edinson Cavani (suspension) while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints that he will rotate his squad again for the visit of Aston Villa.

Tyrone Mings is available after serving a one-match suspension for Villa. Ross Barkley could be back but Trezeguet (hamstring) is unlikely to feature.

Did you know?

Manchester United have won more New Year’s Day matches than any other team in English league history (35).

Man Utd have lost only three of their 29 PL matches since Bruno Fernandes made his debut at the start of February 2020 (W18 D8).

Anwar El Ghazi can become the first Aston Villa player to score in four consecutive PL matches since Christian Benteke in April 2013.

Aston Villa are aiming to avoid defeat in consecutive league trips to Old Trafford for the first time since 1997.

Match officials

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

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