After a disastrous start to the season when Manchester United won only one of their first four matches, things started to get back to normal lately. After beating Liverpool last Sunday, United have now won six on the run for the first time in over a year.
The great run could be extended at Villa park if the history were to repeat again. In nearly 20 years United are yet to lose a game at the villains.
The last time United lost in Villa Park was in August 19, 1995, when Villa comprehensively beat United 3-1. On that day, Ian Taylor, Mark Draper and Dwight Yorke grabbed the goals for the hosts, while David Beckham netted a late consolation.
Since then things have changed for the Red Devils. After that game United have played the villains 18 times away from home in the premier league. During which, United have beaten Villa 12 times and drew the remaining six.
Be it home or away, the last time Villa managed to beat United was way back in 12 December 2009. On that day, Gabriel Agbonlahor scored the only goal following a cross from the present United player Ashley Young.
Even last season, United enjoyed comfortable victories against villains despite the poor overall form under David Moyes. In home they beat Villa 4-1, whereas at Villa Park United beat them 3-0.
In the away game, Tom Cleverly was on target for the Reds. Cleverley though is currently on loan at Villa, but will be unable to feature against his parent club due to terms of his temporary stay in the Midlands.
Louis Van Gaal will hope that United will extend their good run with a victory over Villa to firm their grip on the top four places.
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