The two Scots go face-to-face with both needing wins as the home side have recorded just one victory in six matches and the visitors need to keep the pressure on Manchester City
Hutton, Collins, Dunne, Warnock
N’Zogbia, Heskey, Agbonlahor
Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra
Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Young
The Scot also hopes to have captain Stiliyan Petrov back fit after he missed the 0-0 draw at Swansea.
For United, Anderson is out until February with a knee injury whilst Fabio (hamstring) and Dimitar Berbatov (ankle) both suffered injuries against Crystal Palace and had to come off.
Michael Owen (ankle) and Tom Cleverley (thigh) are both out until the end of the year.
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- Sir Alex Ferguson managed opposite boss Alex McLeish at Aberdeen from 1978-86.
- Ashley Young plays against his former club for the first time since his move to Old Trafford in the summer. He scored 30 goals in 157 games for the Villans.
- Manchester United have only conceded three goals away from home, which is the best in the league.
- They are, alongside Manchester City, the only team not to lose on their travels this season.
- They have scored in every match they have played in all competitions.
- Wayne Rooney hasn’t scored in eight league games after scoring nine in his opening five fixtures.
- Aston Villa have lost nine points from winning positions this season.
- After starting the season unbeaten in seven games they have now only won one of their last six matches – a 3-2 home win against Norwich.
- Villa have 32 wins at home compared to United’s 25, with 21 being drawn in this fixture.
- But they have not beaten United at Villa Park in the league since 1995 – 16 matches ago.