New Aston Villa signings Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne are in contention to play for the club ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester United. Villa host the Red Devils in a league encounter billed for Villa Park this weekend and the two Villa signings could feature during the game. This is according to Villa manager Steven Gerrard who made this known in his pre-match presser on Friday ahead of the game.
Coutinho is expected to make his Aston Villa debut against the Red Devils alongside fellow new signing Lucas Digne.
Frenchman Digne fell out with Everton manager Rafael Benitez at the end of last year and it was not a surprise that he has left the club to join Aston Villa in a deal reported to be around £25m. The deal also saw Dutch player Anwar El-Ghazi join the Merseyside club on loan from Villa until the end of the season.
While Coutinho and Digne are expected to be in the Villa squad for the United game, Scotland international John McGinn won’t be in the squad due to suspension. His international teammate Scott McTominay will also miss the game for Manchester United alongside club teammate Luke Shaw due to the same reason.