Three points for United?

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Lewis Turner tweeted “14/1 for Aston Villa to beat Manchester United tomorrow. That means if you bet £5. Your loose £5”

I am sorry but you have be extremely optimistic to disagree with that statement, even though when I read it, it did make me laugh.

I would love to beat Manchester United as much as the next man, but they lost to Wigan in mid-week and I really can’t see them losing two games in a row at the business end of the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson has openly stated that he expects his title chasing side to beat Villa, and I don’t think there are many that would disagree with that statement.

The table toppers currently find themselves 2 points ahead of City rivals Man City with a game in hand, and I wouldn’t put it past Sir Alex having another winners medal come the end of the season.

Results have gone our way once again so far this season, and I stick with what I have been saying time and time again over the last few weeks that one more win would secure our position in the division … for this season anyway.

Team News

Manchester United: Paul Scholes will feature after being rested in that 1-0 defeat to Wigan. Nani could also play some part after returning from an ankle injury as a substitute in mid-week.

Aston Villa: Carlos Cuellar (thight), Charles N’Zogbia (knee), Ciaran Clark (knee) and Nathan Delfouneso (hip) are all back in training and available for selection.

Fabian Delph is also close to a return but it is thought that tomorrows fixture will come to soon.

There is a question mark over Stephen Warnock who will have a late fitness test, while Alex McLeish has ruled out Chris Herd who picked up a head injury in the bank holiday draw with Stoke City.

Quick Stats

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Kick Off: 16.00 GMT
Tickets: Available from £15-£39
Last corresponding fixture: Manchester United 1 Aston Villa 0

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