Premier League rivals clash in Perth as Erik ten Hag targets another win – UK kick-off time, team news and how to follow

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Manchester United and Aston Villa will face off in Australia this weekend as they both continue their preparations for the new Premier League campaign.

Erik ten Hag’s United have enjoyed their tour so far, beating Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.

Ten Hag rebuilds United in his image

The Red Devils are working hard in an important summer for them and they must maintain the momentum if they are to improve on last season.

Meanwhile, Villa have also impressed in the summer with wins over Walsall, Leeds and Brisbane Roar, so this should be a good test for both.

Manchester United v Aston Villa: Start date and time

This pre-season friendly match will take place on Saturday 23 July.

It takes place at the 65,000 capacity Optus Stadium in Perth and kick off will be at 10.45am UK time.

United next face Atletico Madrid in Oslo next weekend on a trip to France to take on Rennes.

Manchester United v Aston Villa: TV Channel and Live Stream

The game will once again be broadcast live on MUTV.

MUTV costs £7.99 per month and can be streamed live via club websites.

talkSPORT will receive regular updates from Perth throughout the day while talkSPORT.com will also respond to the clash.

Villa de Gerrard is doing well this pre-season

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Villa de Gerrard is doing well this pre-season


Manchester United v Aston Villa: Team news

United youngster Will Fish had a nightmarish start to his career after being sent off in the latter stages against Palace, so he’s likely to miss the clash with Villa.

Raphael Varane has remained unavailable and will still need to be assessed ahead of Saturday’s game.

David De Gea has returned between the sticks showing signs he has shaken off the slight knock against Liverpool.

For Steven Gerrard, he hopes summer signings Diego Carlos and Philippe Coutinho can continue their good form against the Red Devils.

But with the futures of Morgan Sanson, Douglas Luiz and Carney Chukwuemenka up in the air, the Villa boss may think twice before including them in the starting line-up.

Man United have impressed this pre-season

Man United have impressed this pre-season

Manchester United against Aston Villa: what was said?

Erik ten Hag has gone too far with tough new rules for Manchester United players, insists former Premier League star Gabby Agbonlahor.

The new Man United boss is said to have ‘five commandments’ that every player must follow to stay on their good books.

Ten Hag banned players from drinking alcohol, banned personal chefs, warned that any late players would be dropped, insisted on regular body mass index checks and told players unhappy with him speak directly to their problems, rather than to their agents.

But Agbonlahor thinks these rules are “exaggerated” and unnecessary, as most of the squad will stick to them anyway.

“The players [drink anymore]maybe they’ll have a glass of red with dinner now, maybe at the weekend or something,” the former Aston Villa striker told talkSPORT.

“The rules that Ten Hag gives are normal rules. Players will still be weighed in once or twice a week. It’s okay to keep an eye on what you’re eating.

“With drinking, the players don’t do it anyway, so when he comes along and gives these rules, the players probably think, ‘We do this anyway, blunder, that’s nothing new for us. “.

“I feel like it’s overdone. [with the ban on] personal chefs, they will cook healthy food for them. Just tell them that’s the kind of food you should eat.

“I think he’s overdoing it a bit now because the players are going to have personal chefs. They can cook healthy food, they know what foods to give the players, so why would they need to take food from the training ground?

On Ten Hag’s rule on leaking information to agents, Agbonlahor added: “It’s been a problem at Manchester United recently, a lot has been leaked from the dressing room, but how is he going to know who it is? ‘is ?”

“I remember Gary Neville saying last season that he knew who was leaking things but didn’t reveal it, so Ten Hag let me know and spoke to that person, but that shouldn’t happen.

“There were so many fights at Aston Villa, so many punches on the training ground, that no one ever found out, no one told anyone. This is how it should be.”

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