Aston Villa v Manchester United: match preview

Aston Villa face a daunting prospect in facing Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United, who have won their last six league games

Manchester United will travel to Aston Villa in high spirits having won their previous six league games. While Paul Lambert has steadied the Villa team since a six-game losing streak, his side will have to improve to have any chance of a positive result. However Christian Benteke could provide them with a glimmer of hope when challenging the perpetually weakened United defence. Graham Searles

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

Venue Villa Park

Last season Aston Villa 0 Manchester United 3

Referee L Mason

This season G11, Y29, R3, 2.9 cards per game

Odds H 11-2 A 4-6 D 31-10

Aston Villa v Manchester United
Aston Villa v Manchester United: probable starters in bold, contenders in light Photograph: x

Aston Villa

Subs from Given, Vlaar, Bacuna, Herd, Stevens, Robinson, Burke, Grealish

Doubtful None

Injured Baker (knee, unknown), Cole (hamstring, 26 Dec), Kozak (leg, unknown), Westwood (knee, Jan)

Suspended Cleverley, Hutton (both one match), Richardson (first of three)

Form DDDWWL

Discipline Y34 R2

Leading scorer Agbonlahor, Weimann 3

Manchester United

Subs from Lindegaard, Anderson,Di María, Lingard, Januzaj, Blackett, Da Silva, Wilson, Herrera, Amos, McNair, Janko, Pereira, Thorpe

Doubtful Di María, Lingard (match fitness)

Injured Blind (knee, Jan),

Fellaini (ill, 26 Dec), Rojo (thigh, Jan),

Shaw (ankle, Jan), Smalling (calf, Jan)

Suspended None

Form WWWWWW

Discipline Y31 R3

Leading scorer Van Persie 7

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