Aston Villa vs Manchester United preview: The most one-sided game in the Premier League?

It's become a bit of a banker for Manchester United down the years

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Aston Villa have more than just Wayne Rooney to fear tonight, there’s also the fact that they’ve failed to beat Manchester United at home in the league since August 1995.

Since that 3-1 victory – which is now more famous for Alan Hansen’s "you won’t win anything with kids" line – United are unbeaten in 19 Premier League games at Villa Park, claiming 12 wins in the process.

Since 1992 the Red Devils have taken a staggering 107 points off Villa winning 32 matches and scoring 85 goals - Villa have only taken 20 off United in return. Their records against Tottenham and Everton are equally as impressive, taking 104 and 100 points, respectively, although Spurs (26 points) and Everton (31 points) put up a bit more resistance.

Arsenal have their own 'banker' against Everton, with 27 wins from 46 fixtures, while Chelsea have one against Tottenham, losing only four times in 46 matches.

But of all the games between teams who’ve featured in every season of the Premier League, it is United’s record against Villa that stands out as the league’s ‘banker fixture’.

To think the Villa won the first Premier League meeting between the two teams 1-0 thanks to Dalian Atkinson’s winner...

Key Stats:

● Manchester United have won 32 out of a possible 46 Premier League matches against Aston Villa, with a win ratio of 69 per cent

● The other 13 fixtures have yielded only three Villa wins and 11 draws.

● United have taken 107 points out of a possible 138 off Villa since the Premier League began in 1992.

● Villa’s last League victory at Villa Park came against United came on 19 August 1995. Iain Taylor, Mark Draper and Dwight Yorke scored for the Villans in a 3-1 win. David Beckham replied for United.

● Radamel Falcao scored one of his four United goals during the 1-1 draw at Villa Park last December

● United Captain Wayne Rooney has scored more goals against Villa (13) than any other team. Including a spectacular volley in the last meeting between the two sides in April

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