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Confirmed Man United XI vs Aston Villa: Anthony Martial starts up front

by Red Billy

Manchester United have announced a much-changed lineup for tonight’s EFL Cup match against Aston Villa from the one that succumbed 3-1 to the same opposition on Sunday.

Anthony Martial is included in the starting for the first time since recovering from an injury that has kept him out of the side since September.

Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes has been recalled after missing the Villa Park encounter through suspension.

Martin Dubravka finally gets to make his debut in goal.

Lisandro Martinez finally gets a rest, with old school Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof at centre back and Diogo Dalot and Tyrell Malacia at left and right back.

McFred – Scott McTominay and Fred – are also restored in central midfield.

In the continued absence of Antony and Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek and Marcus Rashford make up the final forward places.

The system is yet to be discovered but could wither be 4-2-3-1 with Rashford and Fernandes left and right, van de Beek in the number 10 slot and Martial up front, a 4-3-3 with Martial at CF and Bruno on the right wing, or Bruno could be playing as a flase 9 with Martial left and Rashford right.

The substitutes are David de Gea, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Facundo Pellistri, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Anthony Elanga, Shola Shoretire and Alejandro Garnacho.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not included in the squad at all.

Here is the confirmed lineup:


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