• Aston Villa are the only team in the league this season to have not dropped any points from a match in which they have been leading.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored eight goals in his last 10 Barclays Premier League games against Villa, but they have all come in braces.
  • Aston Villa have won just one of their last 35 Barclays Premier League games against Manchester United (W1 D9 L25).
  • The Villans have won none of the last 17 Premier League games against United at Villa Park since their infamous win on the opening day of the 1995-96 season (L11 D6).
  • Wayne Rooney has netted 10 goals against Aston Villa, his joint-highest tally against any opponent in Premier League history.
  • No team has ever come back from 13 or more points adrift, having played the same number of games, to win the Premier League title.
  • Christian Benteke has now gone 10 hours and 40 minutes without scoring a Premier League goal.
  • Aston Villa have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League home games and six of their last nine overall in the competition.
  • Manchester United have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League games.
  • If Man Utd lose this match it would be just the fourth time in the Premier League where have lost three in a row (Nov 1996, May 2001 & Dec 2001).