United's league run-in begins with Villa at home - the Reds won last season's clash 4-0. Click the pic for a gallery from the corresponding games in 2007/08.
The rivals' run-ins are as follows:
04 April - Fulham (A)
11 April - Blackburn (H)
21 April - Arsenal (H)
25 April - Hull City (A)
02 May - Newcastle (H)
09 May - West Ham (A)
16 May - West Brom (A)
24 May - Tottenham (H)
04 April - Newcastle (A)
11 April - Bolton (H)
22 April - Everton (H)
25 April - West Ham (A)
02 May - Fulham (H)
09 May - Arsenal (A)
16 May - Blackburn (H)
24 May - Sunderland (A)
The race for the Barclays Premier League title is poised for a dramatic final furlong during April and May.
The Reds remain the favourites, leading by a point and with one more game to play than the challengers. Here ManUtd.com previews the nine matches that stand between the champions and title number 18, and reminds you of last season's corresponding results.
Aston Villa (H) – 5 April, 16:00
The Villans occupied a lucrative Champions League place for much of the season and they would be bitterly disappointed to lose out now. They have never won a league game at Old Trafford in the Premier League era and were handsomely beaten on their last visit. (2007/08: United won 4-0)
Sunderland (A) – 11 April, 15:00
The Black Cats remain in the mire, despite some improvement when former United coach Ricky Sbragia succeeded Roy Keane as manager. The Reds would love a repeat of last season's Boxing Day trip. (2007/08: United won 4-0)