Manchester United will prepare for the start of our 2020/21 Premier League season when we face Aston Villa in a friendly match this Saturday.

It's been just over two months since we last traveled to Villa Park, a trip the Reds used to enjoy in the Premier League era, but quite a bit has changed in the West Midlands since we last faced Dean Smith's team. .

With a dramatic end to last season for the home team, plus some new signings, there is now a different feel to this Villa team, so here is everything you need to know about Saturday's opponents.

When is the last time we played it?

 Prior to that, we played with Phelans last December at Old Trafford, in a match that ended 2-2, and Victor Lindelof was on the scoreboard for us along with a goalkeeper from former Reds goalkeeper Tom Heaton..

HOW WERE YOU IN THE LAST SEASON?

 However, wins against Crystal Palace and Arsenal and two-game draws with Everton and West Ham ensured the Villans' dramatic survival on the final day. Villa finally finished 17th with 35 points, just one more than the relegated Bournemouth. Saturday's rivals also reached the Carabao Cup final last season, where they were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City.

SOME NEW SIGNATURES?

Dean Smith has added two new recruits to his side of Villa in recent weeks, both of whom could be in line to present themselves over the weekend. Winger Matty Cash was brought in from Nottingham Forest, and the converted winger will add more attacking momentum to this Villa team. The club also broke its record transfer fee this week to sign Ollie Watkins from Brentford. The forward scored 25 league goals for the Bees last season and was voted the Championship Player of the Season.

WHY ARE YOU NOT VILLA IN ACTION LEAGUE?

The West Midlands team were originally scheduled to play Manchester City this weekend in their opening game of the 2020/21 Premier League. However, like United, Pep Guardiola's men were given extra time off before their first game of the new season, given their long streak in Europe last season.

OUR RECORD AT VILLA PARK

Go back to 1995 for the Clarets and Blues' last home league win over the Reds. It's 23 straight Premier League matches without a loss at the famous old Midlands course, and we've won five of the last six there.

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