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Man United vs Aston Villa


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Stat Attack

  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 15 league meetings against Aston Villa (W11, D4).
  • Villa are winless in their last seven trips to Old Trafford (D1, L6).
  • Three of last four meetings at Old Trafford have seen both teams score.
  • No Premier League midfielder has scored more goals in the 16 rounds so far this season than Utd’s Bruno Fernandes with 10 goals in 15 appearances.
  • Villa’s Jack Grealish has scored six assists in 14 league appearances this season compared to five assists in 36 outings last campaign.
  • Aston Villa's solitary win in the past 43 Premier League meetings came at Old Trafford in December 2009 courtesy of Gabriel Agbonlahor's headed goal (D11, L31).
  • That is also Villa's only victory in 33 competitive away games against Manchester United since 1983 (D7, L25).
  • Last season's corresponding fixture ended 2-2, so Villa can remain unbeaten in consecutive Premier League matches at Old Trafford for only the second time, emulating 1995-96 and 1996-97.
Manchester United
  • United are enjoying a nine-match unbeaten league run, winning seven and drawing two.
  • Second place is their highest Premier League position at the turn of the year since Alex Ferguson retired as manager after the 2012-13 season.
  • The Red Devils have suffered three Premier League home defeats in 2020-21 - they've only lost more in an entire season on two occasions: 2013-14 (seven defeats) and 2001-02 (six).
  • Aside from a 6-2 victory against Leeds, Manchester United have only scored four goals in their other seven league games at Old Trafford this season.
  • They hold the top-flight record of 27 wins on New Year's Day.
  • However, they could lose their opening league fixture in consecutive years for the first time since 1978 and 1979.
  • Paul Pogba has gone 21 appearances without a goal at Old Trafford in all competitions since he scored two penalties in a league victory against West Ham in April 2019.
  • Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in 32 goals in his 29 Premier League appearances, scoring 18 and setting up 14.
Aston Villa
  • Villa could go unbeaten in six successive Premier League games within the same season for the first time since a seven-match streak from the beginning of 2011-12.
  • Their solitary defeat in nine away league fixtures since early July came against West Ham on 30 November (W5, D3).
  • Aston Villa can win more than eight of their opening 15 top-flight matches in a season for the first time since becoming league champions in 1980-81.
  • Dean Smith's side need one more league victory to equal the nine they managed throughout last season.
  • They have an unrivalled eight league clean sheets this season - one more than they registered in the entirety of 2019-20.
  • Villa are unbeaten in their past 10 league fixtures on New Year's Day (W6, D4).
  • Anwar El Ghazi has five goals in as many Premier League appearances, after scoring just four in his first 37.
  • Ollie Watkins has gone seven games without a goal. He scored eight times in his first 10 Aston Villa appearances.