Manchester United and Aston Villa will complete their Australian tours with a match at Perth’s Optus Stadium on Saturday.
Both clubs are yet to lose in pre-season, with Manchester United recording comprehensive wins over Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace under new boss Erik ten Hag, while Villa have picked up narrow victories against Leeds United and Brisbane Roar.
With the Premier League kicking off in two weeks, both United and Villa will be looking to ramp up their preparations for the new campaign.
When and where is Man United vs. Aston Villa taking place?
This preseason friendly is expected to kick off at 19.45 local time (10.45 BST) on Saturday, July 23.
The match is being played in Western Australia, Australia at Optus Stadium in the city of Perth.
|Saturday, July 23||19.45 (local) 10.45 (BST)||Optus Stadium|
How to watch Man United vs. Aston Villa
In Australia, the match will be televised on 10 Bold and streamed for free on 10 Play.
|Date||Saturday, July 23||Saturday, July 23||Saturday, July 23||Saturday, July 23|
|Time||10:45 BST||05:45 ET||05:45 ET||19.45 AEST|
|TV channel||—||—||—||10 Bold|
Which players could feature in Man United vs. Aston Villa
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag appeared to pick his best available line-up against Crystal Palace on Tuesday, with that XI playing the first 65 minutes at the MCG.
The only real surprise in Ten Hag’s selection was a preference for Tyrell Malacia at left-back ahead of Luke Shaw, while Donny van de Beek was given the entire second half to prove himself, indicating he is in a duel with Scott McTominay for a starting role.
It’s likely Ten Hag will pick his best team once again for at least the first half of the match as he tries to get the players to gel with the new, attacking style of play he is bringing to the club.
It’s expected Villa will select a strong side to match up against United’s best available XI.
The likes of Philippe Coutinho, Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings, Aaron Ramsey and Lucas Digne will all feature throughout the match.
Manchester United squad
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Tom Heaton, Nathan Bishop, Matej Kovar
Defenders: Eric Bailly, Ethan Laird, Will Fish, Raphael Varane, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ethan Laird, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia
Midfielders: Amad Diallo, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Hannibal Mejbri, Facundo Pellistri, Charlie Savage, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, James Garner, Zidane Iqbal
Forwards: Jadon Sancho, Anthony Elanga, Alejandro Garnacho, Tahith Chong, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial
Aston Villa squad
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martínez, Robin Olsen, Oliwier Zych, Filip Marschall.
Defenders: Ashley Young, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne, Ezri Konsa, Calum Chambers, Diego Carlos, Matty Cash, Frederic Guilbert, Ludwig Augustinsson, Josh Feeney, Kaine Kesler Hayden, Ben Chrisene.
Midfielders: Philippe Coutinho, Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Jacob Ramsey, Emiliano Buendía, Leon Bailey, Marvelous Nakamba, Morgan Sanson, Bertrand Traoré, Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Tim Iroegbunam, Aaron Ramsey.
Wingers/Forwards: Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings, Keinan Davis, Cameron Archer.
Manchester United, Aston Villa in Premier League 2022/23: TV channels, live streams
|TV channel||Sky Sports, BT Sport||USA Network, Telemundo, Universo||—||—|
|Streaming||NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime||fuboTV, Peacock||fuboTV||Optus Sport|
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Time Plus News.