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Man United XI vs Aston Villa: No Ronaldo – Starting XI, team news confirmed, injury news for FA Cup today

There is no Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United as they look to put together a well-deserved FA Cup run by hosting Aston Villa at Old Trafford for a FA Cup third round clash tonight.

As revered as Ralf Rangnick is in coaching circles, the problems at United appear to run deep. A team built on fame instead of a cohesive plan, it’s hard to see how a manager of his profile fits in, as talented as Rangnick may be at building clubs consistently.

Still, few would doubt the quality he has and he also raised the possibility of deploying a three-way central defense.

Paul Pogba is still injured and Rangnick has ruled Ronaldo out of the squad entirely, possibly giving the striker some rest and saving him for Premier League action.

Edinson Cavani starts in his absence, also with Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes at his side.

Raphael Varane teams up with Victor Lindelof in defense, while David De Gea starts in goal and Dean Henderson misses the squad completely.

Man United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford, Cavani

Subscribers: Heaton, Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Amad, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Van de Beek, Elanga

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