Whilst United have great records against a number of teams, it is rare to see a team that finishes in the top half of the table suffer so badly when playing us. Aston Villa’s record against us is absolutely ridiculously bad.

It’s funny to think that the last time they got a result against us in the league, we were told we weren’t going to win anything…

2007/2008
Beat them 4-1 away, beat them 4-0 at home, knocked them out of the FA Cup away

2006/2007

Beat them 3-0 away, beat them 3-1 at home, knocked them out of the FA Cup

2005/2006

Beat them 2-0 away, beat them 1-0 at home

2004/2005

Beat them 1-0 away, beat them 3-1 at home

2003/2004

Beat them 2-0 away, 4-0 at home, knocked them out of the FA Cup away

2002/2003

Beat them 1-0 away, drew 1-1 at home!

2001/2002

Drew 1-1 away, beat them 1-0 at home, knocked them out of the FA Cup in dramatic style away

2000/2001

Beat them 1-0 away, 2-0 at home

1999/2000

Beat them 1-0 away, beat them 3-0 at home, lost 3-0 in the League Cup (our squad: Bosnich, Curtis, Cruyff, Solskjaer, Clegg, Higginbotham, Healy, Wallwork, Greening, O’Shea, Chadwick, Twiss, Wellens, Notman, Culkin, Roche)

1998/1999

Beat them 2-1 at home, drew 1-1 away

1997/1998

Beat them 2-0 away, 1-0 at home

1996/1997

 Drew 0-0 home and away

1995/1996

Drew 0-0 at home, lost 3-1 away

On the 31 times the teams have met over the past 13 years, United have won 23, we’ve drawn 6, and lost 2. meaning we’ve won close to 75% of our games against them.

Can this continue at the weekend?