New: 44 Interesting Facts You Need To Know Before United vs Aston Villa

Ahead of The Villa Underground’s Match Preview and confirmed team news (available 1 hour before kick-off), we have compiled all the key facts and stats below:

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Manchester United v Aston Villa – 01.01.2021

Key Facts & Statistics

  1. Kick Off Time = 20:00pm / 8pm [GMT]
  2. Venue: Old Trafford
  3. Referee: Michael Oliver.
  4. Watch/Stream – The game will be shown on Sky Sports (Subscription Required)
  5. Victor Lindelof is a doubt for the hosts with a back problem.
  6. Alex Telles is available despite coming off at HT for United midweek.
  7. Edinson Cavani won’t feature after being suspended by the FA.
  8. Anthony Martial is expected to deputise in Cavani’s absence.
  9. Ross Barkley is match fit and available after a 6-week injury layoff.
  10. Tyrone Mings is available after suspension. He saw red against Palace.
  11. Expect to see Kortney Hause drop to the bench, in favour of Konsa/Mings.
  12. Villa are currently on their best start to a PL season in 2 decades.
  13. Dean Smith has Villa performing best whilst away from home.
  14. Villa’s form has gone from losing 4 in 6, to being unbeaten in 5.
  15. United are unbeaten in the last 15 meetings between the sides.
  16. Villa’s last victory at Old Trafford was in 2009.
  17. You have to then go back to 1989 for Villa’s last win at United.
  18. Last years fixture ended 2-2, including a Grealish screamer.
  19. Villa’s ‘keeper Tom Heaton registered an own-goal in last years game.
  20. That draw ended a Villa run of 6 straight defeats at Old Trafford.
  21. If Man Utd win, it’ll be their 100th over Villa. Their biggest over any side.
  22. Villa beat United 1-0 in pre-season, with Ollie Watkins scoring.
  23. United beat Villa 3-0 in the clubs last competitive meeting at Villa Park.
  24. Jack Grealish stats: Key passes (51) and shot-creation (98).
  25. Grealish also remains the Premier League’s most fouled player.
  26. Emiliano Martinez has 8 clean sheets. The best in the PL.
  27. Villa have just 1 win in 43 attempts at Old Trafford in the PL.
  28. United are currently on a 9 match unbeaten run.
  29. The hosts hold the record for New Years Day wins – 27.
  30. Villa are unbeaten in 10 New Years Day fixtures.
  31. Pogba has now gone 21 appearances since scoring.
  32. Fernandes has been involved in 32 goals in 29 PL games.
  33. If Villa avoid defeat, it would be our best lossless streak since 2012.
  34. A Villa win would equal those achieved during all last season.
  35. Anwar El Ghazi has 5 goals in his last 5 outings.
  36. Ollie Watkins is now 7 games without a goal.
  37. United beat Wolves 1-0 last time out, scoring in the 93rd minute.
  38. Villa impressed in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
  39. Villa have the 2nd best defence in the league, conceding 14 times.
  40. Villa PL Form: LWDWWD
  41. Man Utd PL Form: WDWWDW
  42. Man Utd Form All Comps: DWWWDW
  43. Villa PL: 5th on 26 points.
  44. Man Utd PL: 2nd on 30 points.

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