Premier League Previews: Villa eye joint top spot

Manchester United, who can briefly extend their Premier League lead to five points when they take on an Everton side unbeaten in seven league games on Saturday, face a mountain of injury worries.

Despite picking up 26 points from a possible 30 and keeping a top-flight record 11 successive clean sheets, the champions are without Wayne Rooney (hamstring), Nani (groin), Patrice Evra (foot), Anderson (ankle), Jonny Evans (ankle) and long-term casualty Owen Hargreaves (knee).


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