• 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.