Greetings and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Aston Villa’s final pre-season friendly ahead of the new season.
Dean Smith’s go to Villa Park today to take on Manchester United, as both clubs gear up their preparations for the new campaign.
Villa’s first Premier League fixture is not until Monday, September 21 at home to Sheffield United, but before that they take on Burton Albion in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
Today’s friendly will give Smith the opportunity to fine tune the smaller details in his squad ahead of a long a gruelling campaign for Villa.
We could also be treated to seeing new signings Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins in action for Villa today, as they begin to get integrated in the Villa squad.
With the Premier League kicking off today, the game will not be shown on any of the major broadcasters and is being played behind closed doors.
But we will be keeping you posted on team news, match updates and any reaction from today’s friendly, so make sure you stay tuned.
Stay tuned for up to date Villa news throughout the day.