Aston Villa vs Manchester United live stream and match preview, Sunday 6 November, 2pm GMT
Aston Villa vs Manchester United live stream and match preview
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A new era is upon Aston Villa, with Unai Emery set to take charge of his first game as manager since joining the club and replacing Steven Gerrard. Emery has joined from Villarreal, and finds Villa languishing just above the drop zone in 16th.
Gerrard was sacked just over two weeks ago, after a 3-0 loss away to Fulham. Aaron Danks took temporary charge of the side for two games afterwards, beating Brentford at home 4-0 in what seemed like an upturn in results. However, they were sent crashing back down to earth with a hammering at the hands of Newcastle, losing 4-0 in the northeast.
Of course, Emery won’t have had a long period of time to work on his system with the squad, but if he can get the best out of Philippe Coutinho, Emi Buendia and strike duo Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, Villa should be in safe hands for the rest of the season. They face high-flying Manchester United, though, who are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions.
Man United have looked a tough nut to crack since losing 6-3 away at Manchester City, winning seven and drawing just twice in the period since. However, despite beating Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday night, it wasn’t enough for them to top the group, meaning they will have to face another two-legged affair against a Champions League side to progress in Europe.
Regardless, Erik ten Hag has got the Red Devils playing some exciting football, with Marcus Rashford most notably on top form. There is of course the drama Cristiano Ronaldo still brings, but Manchester United have admittedly looked a lot better without the Portuguese starting games.
Lisandro Martinez is also part of the reason why Manchester United haven’t conceded a goal from open play since facing Everton at Goodison Park at the start of October – the only goal they’ve seen in their own net since has been a Jorginho penalty against Chelsea.
They will be missing Bruno Fernandes for this clash, though, having picked up his fifth booking of the season last weekend against West Ham. Raphael Varane is still missing through injury, too, while Anthony Martial is struggling for full match fitness.
Villa, meanwhile, are without summer signing Boubacar Kamara and Diego Carlos.
Aston Villa: LWLLD
Manchester United: WWWDW
Anthony Taylor will be the referee for Aston Villa vs Manchester United.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United will be played at Villa Park.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United is kicking off at 2pm on Sunday, with Chelsea vs Arsenal taking place earlier in the day at 12pm.
Southampton vs Newcastle and West Ham vs Crystal Palace will also be on at the same time as the Aston Villa vs Manchester United fixture, with Liverpool travelling to Tottenham for the 4:30pm kick-off.
Kick-off and channel
Kick-off is at 2pm BST on Sunday 6 November, but isn’t being broadcast live in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.
If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You’ll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t’internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won’t automatically block the service you’ve paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good-value options out there, and FourFourTwo currently recommends:
International Premier League TV rights
• UK: Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23.
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you’ll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.