United v Aston Villa
Carling Cup Final
Sun 28 Feb (15:00 GMT)
Wembley Stadium

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26/02/2010 08:21, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Match Pack: Carling Cup

Reds aim to keep a grip on the trophy and get revenge for Villa's 1994 League Cup win ...

Form guide: The Reds returned to winning ways against West Ham on Tuesday after the blip at Goodison Park - a first league defeat in eight games. Villa go into the final on the back of an FA Cup replay win over Crystal Palace which secured them a quarter-final place. They've not lost since the end of last year and held United to a 1-1 draw at Villa Park this month.

Ins and outs: United are missing the suspended Nani, and Rio Ferdinand (back), Ryan Giggs (arm) and Anderson (knee) join John O'Shea (leg) and Owen Hargreaves (knee) on the sidelines. Stilian Petrov (virus) is a doubt for Villa but they're otherwise at full strength.

Star man: Gabriel Agbonlahor netted Villa's winner at OT in December and is the club's top scorer with 14 goals. Ashley Young and Stewart Downing pose a threat down the flanks.

Manager: Martin O'Neill is highly regarded within the game. He's already steered Villa to the last eight of the FA Cup and harbours ambitions of a top-four league finish.

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