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Manchester United vs. Aston Villa: FA Cup live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds

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The FA Cup’s third round concludes on Monday with quite the contest as one of the title favorites Manchester United welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford. The winner of this tie will go on to face Middlesbrough in the fourth round, taking place Feb. 4-7. This will be the teams’ second meeting this season after Villa won at United in September 1-0 in Premier League play. Their second league meeting is actually set for this Saturday, meaning they’ll place twice this week. 

Here’s are storylines, how you can watch the match and more:

How to watch and odds

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 10 | Time: 2:55 p.m. ET
  • Location: Old Trafford — Manchester, England
  • Live stream: ESPN+
  • Odds: Man. United -135; Draw +260; Villa +360 (via Caesars Sportsbook) 

Team news

Manchester United: The expectation is for Dean Henderson to get the start in goal here, while this could also be an opportunity for a player like Jesse Lingard to see some significant minutes after the congested holiday schedule. Phil Jones also appears likely to start at center back for United, perhaps next to Raphael Varane, as Harry Maguire has been dealing with an injury and is doubtful.

Aston Villa: Villa are fairly healthy, though a thigh injury may see Leon Bailey miss out, which would be a blow to the club’s speed and creativity in attack. Meanwhile, Tyrone Mings is back at center back after serving a suspension, but Steven Gerrard will not have Trezeguet with the Egyptian winger away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Prediction

Cristiano Ronaldo is needed off the bench, and the Portuguese superstar fires home an equalizer before Mason Greenwood wins it in extra time. Pick: Man. United 2, Aston Villa 1 in ET

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