Quick Bit: Manchester United and Aston Villa fought out a 2-2 draw in the last match of their Australia tour in a tale of two halves at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia on Saturday.

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Manchester United and Aston Villa will be looking to complete a clean sweep of wins for pre-season as they square off in their final match of their Australia tours.

The Red Devils have recorded comfortable victories against Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace with new manager Erik ten Hag at the helm, while Steven Gerrard-led Villa have defeated Leeds United and Brisbane Roar.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

Man United vs. Aston Villa score (full time)

1H
2H
Final
Manchester United
2
1
2
Aston Villa
0
1
2

Goals:

Manchester United – Jadon Sancho (Luke Shaw) – 25th minute
Manchester United – Matty Cash OG – 43rd minute
Aston Villa – Leon Bailey – 50th minute
Aston Villa – Calum Chambers – 93rd minute

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Full time: Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa.

A deserved draw for Villa in the second half who were the much better team out of the sheds. Man Utd’s first half performance would have pleased Ten Hag. Leon Bailey was scintillating for Villa.

93rd min: Goal! Calum Chambers heads home from point blank range from the corner. Deserved equaliser for Villa.

90th min: There will be two minutes of added on time.

89th min: Villa still pushing for the equaliser but there hasn’t been any clear cut chances recently.

86th min: Chong drives inside from the right. He gets to the edge of the box but his shot is blocked.

84th min: Another attack for Villa. This time down the left. But United do enough to keep it out of the danger zone.

79th min: Villa are still the more threatening of the two teams. Bailly makes a crucial intervention.

76th min: Crowd is 58,228 at Optus Stadium. Not bad considering the horrible weather.

76th min: Man Utd’s current XI after all their changes. De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Bailly, Telles, Malacia, Garner, Iqbal, Elanga, Hannibal, Chong

73rd min: Villa again threaten down the right but Garner manages to clear just as Buendia was about to pull the trigger.

69th min: Another attack down the right. Sanson gets to the byline but his cross is too high through the area. Villa have dominated down this flank in the second half.

67th min: The Red Devils are about to change their entire team.

65th min: Another swag of changes for Villa. On comes Kesler, Chambers, A. Young, Iroegbunam, Sanson, Archer.

Off goes Cash, Diego Carlos, Digne, Kamara, McGinn, Watkins.

63rd min: Villa oh so close to equalising. Bailey gets released through on goal. He goes around De Gea but Maguire gets across to block the winger from stroking into the empty net. Superb play all around.

61st min: United have really struggled for fluency this half. Credit to Villa for coming out much improved.

58th min: The ball dribbles out to Digne at the back of the penalty area but he lashes a shot over the bar. It takes a deflection and will be a corner.

57th min: It’s nearly a third goal for United after Sancho gets in behind and squares the ball to Martial, with Villa nearly putting through their own net once again. Martinez blocks.

57th min: Man Utd are looking to make a heap of changes soon. Several players are warming up.

53rd min: Bailey is absolutely terrorising Shaw down the right hand side. He nearly creates an opening for Cash but the full back trods on the ball.

52nd min: Villa have come out with a renewed sense of purpose in this half so far.

50th min: Goal! Bailey picks up the ball on the right. Drives at the defender and into the box. And he brilliantly places the ball in the bottom corner. Excellent goal.

49th min: Man Utd haven’t made any changes. They are expected to switch it up around 65th minute.

48th min: Watkins has a sight at goal from outside the area but he curls it just wide.

47th min: Villa have made plenty of changes. Olsen, Konsa, Douglas Luiz, Buend?a, Bailey have come.

Mart?nez, Mings, J. Ramsey, Coutinho, Ings have come off.

Second half: We are back underway here in Perth. The rain appears to have eased.

Half-time: Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa.

Dominant performance from the Red Devils so far. Ten Hag will be delighted with the attacking threat the team as posed. Villa have barely had a sniff in attack also. Sancho on the scoresheet while Cash scored an unfortunate own goal for the second.

43rd min: Goal! Man Utd make it two as Rashford’s miscued shot from close range hits Cash and bounces into the net. A deserved second goal.

42nd min: It’s absolutely torrentially raining here at Optus Stadium.

37th min: Sancho receives the ball again at the back post but his touch is heavy and Martinez falls on the ball. Rashford also flashes a long range shot wide of the left post.

34th min: Coutinho gets down the left and plays the ball in but Maguire makes a crucial intervention.

31st min: Villa have a promising moment in attack with Cash down the right. But Fernandes gets back to make an intervention. United are definitely on top at the moment.

28th min: That’s three goals for Sancho on Man Utd’s pre-season tour so far. Shaw, whose position is under threat from Malacia, provides the quality assist.

25th min: Goal! A beautiful flowing move sees Sancho volley in at the back post unattended. Rashford started the move, played Shaw to the byline, with the chipped cross easily finished by Sancho.

22nd min: Martial gets close to pulling the trigger after the set piece drops in the six-yard box but Villa clear their lines once again.

21st min: Has settled down a fair bit now. United maintaining possession with Villa sitting in.

17th min: United dazzle in attack once again but Martial is flagged for offside. Fernandes fired well wide with his shot regardless. Rashford is getting behind at will down the left. Good start by Ten Hag’s men.

13th min: Coutinho goes into the book for dissent after Ings is brought down and no foul is awarded

10th min: Man Utd look good going forward. Sancho gets forward down the right and Martinez makes another good save. Carlos clears.

8th min: Matty Cash has Villa’s first chance on goal from long range. His low shot is just parried wide by De Gea.

7th min: Point blank save from Martinez! Maguire heads Shaw’s corner at goal from close range but the Villa stopper somehow manages to keep it out.

6th min: He swings the corner into the back post, Sancho arrives but his shit is blocked for another corner.

5th min: Fernandes wins a corner down the left.

4th min: The ball is bobbling a fair bit on the pitch. It might be hard to see quality flowing football tonight.

2nd min: United threaten early with Martial prominent. But Fernandes has a poor touch as he receives the ball in the area and Villa can clear.

Kickoff: We are underway at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

5 mins before KO: Man Utd have selected close to a full strength team with Luke Shaw and Donny van de Beek coming in for Tyrell Malacia and Scott McTominay in the only changes from the XI picked against Palace.

7 mins before KO: Villa will start attacking stars Philippe Coutinho, Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings in attack, along with talented winger Jacob Ramsey. It looks to be a full strength XI also.

10 mins before KO: There has been a lot of rain in Perth today but the game is still going ahead. The pitch will be fairly damp but being an AFL ground, it should have decent drainage.

30 mins before KO: See Manchester United’s starting XI here. See Aston Villa’s starting XI here.

120 mins before KO: Welcome to Optus Stadium for the final friendly in Australia involving Premier League teams as Manchester United take on Aston Villa.

Man United vs. Aston Villa lineups

Man United starting XI and substitutes

Aston Villa starting XI and substitutes

How to watch Man United vs. Aston Villa

This game can be watched from around the world via both club’s streaming channels, MUTV and VillaTV, these services require a subscription.

In Australia, the match will be televised on 10 Bold and streamed for free on 10 Play.

UK
USA
Canada
Australia
Date
Saturday, July 23
Saturday, July 23
Saturday, July 23
Saturday, July 23
Time
10.45 BST
05.45 ET
05.45 ET
19.45 AEST
TV channel



10 Bold
Streaming
MUTV/VillaTV
MUTV/VillaTV
MUTV/VillaTV

10 Play/Paramount+/MUTV/VillaTV

Manchester United squad

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Tom Heaton, Nathan Bishop, Matej Kovar

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Ethan Laird, Will Fish, Raphael Varane, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ethan Laird, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia

Midfielders: Amad Diallo, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Hannibal Mejbri, Facundo Pellistri, Charlie Savage, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, James Garner, Zidane Iqbal

Forwards: Jadon Sancho, Anthony Elanga, Alejandro Garnacho, Tahith Chong, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial

Aston Villa squad

Goalkeepers: Emiliano Mart?nez, Robin Olsen, Oliwier Zych, Filip Marschall.

Defenders: Ashley Young, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne, Ezri Konsa, Calum Chambers, Diego Carlos, Matty Cash, Frederic Guilbert, Ludwig Augustinsson, Josh Feeney, Kaine Kesler Hayden, Ben Chrisene.

Midfielders: Philippe Coutinho, Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Jacob Ramsey, Emiliano Buend?a, Leon Bailey, Marvelous Nakamba, Morgan Sanson, Bertrand Traor?, Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Tim Iroegbunam, Aaron Ramsey.

Wingers/Forwards: Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings, Keinan Davis, Cameron Archer.

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