Manchester United v Aston Villa team news & stats

Date published: Friday 15th April 2016 12:55

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United forward has good record against Aston Villa

Manchester United are unbeaten in 12 Premier League games against Aston Villa going into Saturday’s latest encounter at Old Trafford.

Team news

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is set to miss out with a foot injury sustained in Wednesday’s FA Cup win at West Ham, joining Bastian Schweinsteiger and Luke Shaw on the sidelines.

Phil Jones could be involved having played for the Under-21s on Monday, while Wayne Rooney could play his first Premier League minutes since February 13 after coming off the bench at Upton Park.

Gabby Agbonlahor will not be considered by Aston Villa after being told by caretaker boss Eric Black he has to undertake a two-week fitness programme.

Jordan Amavi is out until next season with a knee injury, and Jack Grealish is a doubt with an ankle injury, but Alan Hutton is available after suspension.

Opta stats

  • Manchester United are unbeaten in 12 Premier League games against Aston Villla (W9 D3 L0).
  • Going further back, the Red Devils have lost just one of their last 40 Premier League matches against the Villans (W29 D10 L1).
  • Wayne Rooney has scored 13 Premier League goals against Aston Villa. He has only netted more against Newcastle in the competition (14).
  • Marouane Fellaini has scored four goals against Villa, more than against any other opponent in the competition.
  • Louis van Gaal’s side have won their last four Premier League games at Old Trafford, keeping three clean sheets in that run.
  • The Red Devils have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 15 Premier League home matches.
  • Aston Villa have won none of their last 15 Premier League away games (D3 L12).
  • The Villans have scored just five goals in their last 12 Premier League games on the road.
  • There have been fewer goals scored at Old Trafford than at any other stadium in the Premier League this season (27).
  • Even if Aston Villa win every one of their remaining five games this season, it’ll still be their lowest points tally in a Premier League season by some distance (previous lowest was 38 points in 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2014-15).


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