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Where: Villa Park.
When: Sunday 15 December, 13.30 GMT.
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It’s a return to the Premier League as Aston Villa take on struggling Manchester United at Villa Park, with the English champions in desperate need of a win.
The Red Devils have slumped to a poor run of form that hasn’t seen them win a game for four matches, as well as losing their last two – at home to Everton and Newcastle United.
A midweek victory over Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford was some respite for the club as they progressed to the Champions League last-16 as group winners, but pressure is still mounting on David Moyes.
Villa meanwhile will also be wanting to bounce back after losing to Fulham 2-0 last weekend with a poor display, having been on a five-game unbeaten run up until that encounter at Craven Cottage.
Paul Lambert’s side also have a long list of absentees going into the game, with in form midfielder Fabian Delph suspended, whilst captain Ron Vlaar and striker Libor Kozak miss out through injury.
There are also doubts over the fitness of Joe Bennett, Antonio Luna and Charles N’Zogbia and Jores Okore is out for the foreseeable future.
For the visitors they have been struck with the bad news that influential forward Robin Van Persie will be out for a month with a hamstring problem, but Wayne Rooney is available after suspension.
Doubts also remain over Patrice Evra, Marouane Fellaini, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic.