Man Utd vs Aston Villa
Manchester United have taken more points against Aston Villa than any team versus any opponent in Barclays Premier League history (100).
The Villans have failed to score in four of the last five Barclays Premier League games against United.
Man Utd will be missing Robin van Persie, who has scored five goals and assisted two more in his last five Premier League games against Aston Villa.
There have been four braces and one hat-trick in the last four Premier League meetings between these two sides.
Man Utd have won 26 and lost just one of their last 36 Premier League matches against the West Midlanders.
Aston Villa have won just one of their last seven Premier League away matches (W1 D2 L4).
Villa have won just three of their last 60 league away trips against Man Utd, losing 42.
Wayne Rooney has netted 10 Premier League goals against Villa, his joint-highest haul versus any one opponent in the competition. He is in good scoring form, having netted four in his last five Premier League appearances.
Manchester United have lost more Premier League home games this season (6) than in the previous three season put together (5).
Manchester United have lost six home games in a Premier League season for only the second time (2001/02); they have never lost more.