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ASTON VILLA VS MAN UNITED

Published:Friday | August 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

ASTON VILLA (4-2-3-1)

GUZAN, BACUNA, RICHARDS, CLARK, AMAVI, WESTWOOD, GUEYE, AYEW, VERETOUT, AGBONLAHOR,

GESTEDE

MAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)

ROONEY, MATA, DEPAY, YOUNG, SCHNEIDERLIN, CARRICK, SHAW, BLIND, SMALLING, DARMIAN,

ROMERO

Aston Villa opened their account in the Barclays Premier League with a 1-0 win at AFC Bournemouth last week; a second victory would represent their best start to a season since the 1999-2000 campaign when they beat Newcastle and Everton in the first two games.

However, to achieve that they need to record their first league win over Manchester United since December 2009, at Old Trafford, while they last beat them at Villa Park in the league in August 1995.

Since the win at United nearly six years ago, Villa have lost eight and drawn three. And United have won 12 and drawn seven of their last 19 league visits to Villa Park.

Villa also need to improve on their home form; last season they won just five Villa Park games in the Premier League. Indeed, in the last four seasons Villa have never won more than six out of 19 home games.

United, though, won only six on their travels in 2014-15 and drew eight away games last season - only Sunderland (nine) were held to more away draws.