• Aston Villa have not beaten Manchester United at home in the Premier League since August 1995 (D7 L12).
  • The Red Devils have won more games against Aston Villa (32) than any side has against a single opponent in Premier League history.
  • Aston Villa have won just one of the last 39 Premier League games against Manchester United (L28 D10 W1).
  • United have scored 21 goals in their last seven Premier League games against Villa, averaging three per game.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored more Premier League goals against Aston Villa than any other side (13).
  • Since the start of 2013/14, Rudy Gestede has scored 20 headed league goals; more than anyone else in the top four tiers of English football.
  • Louis van Gaal has used 38 different players for Man Utd in the Premier League since the start of last season; more than any other club in this period.
  • Excluding Easter and Christmas/New Year fixtures, this is the first Friday night Premier League game since Arsenal 5-0 Leeds United back on April 16th 2004.
  • Aston Villa have not won their opening two games of a Premier League season since 1999-00.
  • Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in all three Premier League games that David de Gea has missed since the start of 2013-14.