((WATCH>>STREAMS!)) Man Utd vs Aston Villa Live Free Online Broadcast 26 December 2023
Man Utd vs Aston Villa live stream: How to watch Premier League game online. Man Utd host Aston Villa in a Boxing Day fixture that brings plenty of intrigue. Will an under-pressure Erik Ten Haag be able to inspire his players and deliver a much-needed win?
Having been knocked out of European competition completely and after some abject displays in the EPL, Man Utd know they need to improve quickly if they hope to save their season. A statement victory over high-flying Aston Villa would be the perfect late Christmas present for United supporters who will hope the likes of Marcus Rashford, Rasmus Højlund and captain Bruno Fernandes can discover their best form heading into the New Year.
It certainly won’t be an easy task for the home side as the Villa players are full of confidence and will be relishing the chance to shine at Old Trafford. Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey have been in superb form in recent weeks and will look to expose United’s defensive frailties, while captain John McGinn and Brazilian Douglas Luiz provide power, work rate and plenty of quality in midfield.
The Villains have already beaten Man City and Arsenal in December and will be confident of making it a hat-trick of wins against the league’s heavy hitters. However, these wins did come at Villa Park and United will be bolstered by the fact that Villa’s away form has included two draws and three defeats.
Man Utd vs Aston Villa live stream, Date, Time, Channels
The Man Utd vs Aston Villa live stream takes place on December 26.
Time: 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Dec 27).
U.S. — USA via Sling TV / Fubo
U.K. — Prime Video
This evening's late kick-off should see Old Trafford rocking now the Oldham-born billionaire has completed his minority purchase of the club, assuming control of all footballing matters in the process.
That is exactly where Erik ten Hag's side have been struggling however, stuck in eighth place in the Premier League and well off the top four.
No such problems persist at Villa, however, with Unai Emery guiding his high-flying team to within touching distance of the summit.
Their superb home winning run came to an end against Sheffield United last time out and a victory here will send Villa back on the title trail as the second half of the campaign beckons.
Erik ten Hag will be hoping Santa Claus dropped his Manchester United players some inspiration and determination for Christmas this year. They're without a win in four games and haven't scored in that period.
They were most recently beaten 2-0 by David Moyes' West Ham in the early Saturday kickoff in arguably their most toothless performance of the season, and that's saying something.
Unai Emery's high-flying Aston Villa will be hoping to put their disappointing 1-1 defeat at home to Sheffield United on Friday evening to one side as he looks to get his men back on track.
Ten Hag's injury list remains extensive with Victor Lindelof out for a while due to surgery and Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez out until the middle of January. Diogo Dalot is back available for selection from his one-match suspension after being sent off at Anfield.
Unai Emery has his own injury issues at the back as Tyrone Mings remains out with a lengthy injury and Pau Torres is also unavailable. Matty Cash will serve a one-match suspension as he picked up a yellow card on Friday evening.
Surely Manchester United's goalless streak can't continue? But their four-game run without a win certainly could be extended to five. Villa come into this one on the back of a disappointing draw to Sheffield United but even against the odds late in the game, they found a way to salvage a point after going behind late in the second half.
Manchester United have two defeats and a draw in the last three weeks, the most recent game was a defeat against West Ham 0-2 on the road. They haven’t won since December 6, on that occasion they won 2-1 over Chelsea.
Aston Villa are in the third spot of the standings with 39 points, just one point behind the top that is taken by Arsenal. They drew a recent game against Sheffield United 1-1, but that draw adds to their long winning streak that so far looks unbreakable.
Manchester United and Aston Villa play for the 2023-2024 Premier League on Tuesday, December 26 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Both teams come into the match eager to make a statement. Manchester United, currently sitting eighth in the table, are searching for consistency under new manager Erik ten Hag. A win against a high-flying Villa would be a much-needed boost to their top-four aspirations.
The final Premier League clash on Boxing Day 2023 takes place at Old Trafford as both Manchester United and Aston Villa aim to bounce back after disappointing results last time out.
The Red Devils have had a disappointing season in all competitions thus far, and they will be desperate to finish 2023 on a high after slipping to a miserable 2-0 defeat to West Ham before Christmas.
As things stand, Erik ten Hag's side's Champions League prospects are looking bleak. They have slipped to eighth in the Premier League, and are 11 points behind third-placed Aston Villa heading into this Boxing Day encounter.
In stark contrast, it's been an incredible turnaround in little over a year for Villa under Unai Emery. They had the chance to move top of the Premier League on Friday night, but they struggled against a Sheffield United low black and could only manage a 1-1 draw.