ASTON VILLA’S TEAM NEWS
Manager Steven Gerrard has suggested his side will be full strength and similar to how the Midlanders are likely to line up when the Premier League campaign kicks off next month.
“We’ve prepared well and it’s the last push,” he said at a press conference. “The tour’s been fantastic so far and we want to finish on a high.
“We’re a couple of weeks out from the start of the season, so we need to turn the dial now and we’ll introduce slightly more game-time to certain individuals. It’s the right time, they’re ready now. They’ve had enough volume in their legs so that we can really push certain individuals.
“It gives us another opportunity to rehearse the team, the style and how we want to play, so it’s a really important game for us.”
Tyrone Mings, Douglas Luiz, Emi Buendia and Ollie Watkins were among those to come on in the second half of the 1-0 win against Brisbane Roar, last time out, and Gerrard is certainly not looking short of options in every department.
Every pre-season game – including Aston Villa (10:45 BST on Saturday) – will be shown live on the United App, MUTV and on