The champions seek a first league win at Villa Park since October 2007...
Ins and outs
Busy times are here again in the Carrington treatment room, with Dimitar Berbatov, Fabio and Rafael all receiving knocks against Palace in midweek. Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Michael Owen remain long-term absentees for United but hopefully Danny Welbeck will be ready to return. The Villa squad is in comparatively good health with Stiliyan Petrov expected to overcome the tight hamstring that caused him to miss the Swansea stalemate and ruined his ever-present record this season. USA right-back Eric Lichaj is ruled out, however.
United equalled a club record of 29 league games without defeat by beating Villa 3-1 at Old Trafford on 1 February. Wayne Rooney netted in the opening and closing minutes of the first half and was joined on the scoresheet by Nemanja Vidic shortly after Darren Bent pulled one back for the