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Paul Lambert's side escaped the Britannia stadium with all three points

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Christian Benteke will no play again for six months after rupturing his Achilles tendon

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke out for 'a minimum of six months' after rupturing Achilles tendon and will miss World Cup

Belgian forward will undergo surgery after suffering injury in training

David Moyes grins as he signs autographs for the Manchester United fans

Manchester United 4 Aston Villa 1: David Moyes thanks United fans as protest drowned out by cries of support

Moyes was given a warm reception when he walked out of the tunnel and fans stuck by him to inspire the players to victory

Wayne Rooney celebrates his second goal for Manchester United in the 4-1 win over Aston Villa

Manchester United 4 Aston Villa 1: Wayne Rooney provides the springboard for United ahead of 'massive' Bayern Munich clash

Both Rooney and Davi Moyes turn their attention towards Champions League tie after fans gets behind the side to inspire win over Villa

A plane flies over Old Trafford calling for David Moyes to be sacked

Manchester United 4 Aston Villa 1 match report: Wayne Rooney's timely support act

England striker scores twice as United do their best to ease the pressure on manager Moyes but victory is unconvincing

David Moyes, Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs

Manchester United v Aston Villa team news: David Moyes refuses to bow to pressure as he sticks with Marouane Fellaini over Ryan Giggs

Giggs has not started a match since starring in the 3-0 win over Olympiakos while Fellaini is currently being investigated for an alleged spit at Pablo Zabaleta

Manchester United will continue to support manager David Moyes

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Premier League match preview

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Danny Welbeck v Christian Benteke: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Manchester United and Aston Villa

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Stewards guard Moyes's banner at Old Trafford last night

David Moyes out: Manchester United fans organise Old Trafford flyover to protest in favour of sacking 'The Chosen One'

A flyover message reading 'Wrong One - Moyes out' has been organised to parade over Old Trafford during the game against Aston Villa on Saturday

Peter Crouch celebrates Stoke's 4-1 victory over Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1 Stoke 4: Mark Hughes hopes emphatic victory has put pay to belief that Stoke remain long-ball specialists

Stoke came back from a goal behind to record an impressive away victory and Hughes believes that reputation of being a robust long-ball side has been consigned to the past

Peter Crouch celebrates his goal against his former team

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 4 match report: Peter Odemwingie and Peter Crouch put Villa to the sword after early Christian Benteke opener

The Potters recovered to win their second away league match this season

Premier League LIVE! Aston Villa v Stoke City

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Paul Lambert looks on from the touchline

Premier League: Aston Villa v Stoke City match preview

A preview of this Sunday’s fixture at Villa Park

Ron Vlaar v Ryan Shawcross: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Aston Villa and Stoke City

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Jose Mourinho protests to Chris Foy as Ramires is sent off

Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 0: Jose Mourinho says it would be 'helpful' if Chris Foy stops refereeing Chelsea games

Manager says his players believe the official has ‘problems’ with them

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