Two Manchester United key players set to miss Aston Villa trip with suspension

Two key Manchester United players set to miss Aston Villa trip with suspension

Manchester United are set to face Aston Villa without the likes of Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay due to suspension.

Man United succumbed to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Wolves and to add salt to their injuries, they also lost the chance to have both McTominay and Shaw in their squad for the next game after the pair were carded against the Wanderers.

Shaw was shown his fifth card of the season after a tackle on Wolves’ star Trincao in the second half and as such, he’s been ruled out of the Aston Villa clash.

Scott McTominay was also shown a yellow card late in the first half after a challenge on Podence and now, he’s going to sit out the trip to Villa on January 15.

Scott McTominay and Podence in action during the Manchester United vs Wolves clash at Old Trafford
Scott McTominay and Podence in action during the Manchester United vs Wolves clash at Old Trafford
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Alex Telles is expected to replace the England international at the left-back while Fred could replace the Scotland midfielder.

Fred has been left on the bench during United’s last two games against Burnley and Wolves and he would look to impress if he replaced the Scot vs Aston Villa.

Bruno Fernandes missed the Burnley clash due to suspension but returned back to the squad against Wolves. Despite his cameo, he wouldn’t prevent United from losing all three points vs the West Midland side.

Luke Shaw was pleased with Phil Jones’ performance against Wolves and urged the England international to be proud of his display, given that was his first appearance for the United team in two years.

“One thing I will say is Phil Jones should be proud of himself,” Shaw said after United’s 1-0 home defeat to Wolves.

“He has been criticised for years, and has gone through a lot, but he is so professional and he has trained hard and he was phenomenal.

“He was exceptional, I am very happy for him and he deserves it.”