ground. United have lost there just twice in 20 previous Premier League games.
But after seeeing Tottenham win at Old Trafford this season for the first time since 1989, Sir Alex is well aware records count for little.
"Although we have a great record at Villa Park we never take them for granted.
"We've always had to perform there. It's been a good ground for us as a team, though, and I've always enjoyed it.
"It's one of the old traditional grounds. There's always a good atmosphere and the support is always fantastic.
"Hopefully we can keep the momentum going as it's got us into a good position."