Villa – Man Utd; History doesn’t bode well, but who knows?

Last week’s game did a lot to restore my faith in the side, mainly because I was actually entertained for the first time after months of poor, dull football.
Man Utd games tend to be quite decent so I’m looking forward to a decent performance.

Unfortunately history isn’t in our favour, as I’ve just read a couple of shocking statistics.

1) Aston Villa have picked up just one win in their last 44 Premier League matches against Manchester United (D11 L32).

2) They are also unbeaten in 21 matches at Villa Park in all competitions, last losing in the league there in August 1995.

Now I’m sure we all knew our record against the reds was poor, but when you see it written down, it just seems much worse. 1 win in 44!

And then add in that Man U are unbeaten all season in away games and we’re worse at home and it seems to be a bit of a foregone conclusion really.


It’s all quite boring on our part, as nothing has changed. Jack Grealish has apparently started training if you actually believe what Dean Smith says. I suppose it’s a case of having to, but whatever, he’s obviously nowhere near fit enough to play. No doubt he’ll make an appearance or two before the end of the season, but you have to wonder what the injury is doing to his England chances?
Sanson and Trezeguet are still out.

As for Utd, Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are all out.
Utd have 4 games in 8 days and Solskjaer has said he will heavily rotate his side. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing for us. It possibly means they don’t play their best side, but it also means fresh legs.

On the face of it, it doesn’t look like we have much of a chance today. But we’ve been involved in some very strange results this season, winning some very difficult games (Everton last week and of course Liverpool are good examples), yet losing what ought to be very easy games (Sheffield massively wrankles).
So you never know.

If we can play with the energy and desire we showed last week, I think we can beat Utd.
Indeed, that was the sort of performance where I think we’d have a chance of beating anyone.
It all depends which Aston Villa turn up really and it could go either way.

Play like last week and I’ll go for a Villa win, 2-1.
Play like we have done in the weeks beforehand and it’s a comfortable Man U victory, 3-1.

Here’s hoping. UTV!


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  1. Hitchens60
    Hitchens60 May 9, 2021 at 3:24 pm .

    I don’t think we’ll ever beat United again!

    Psychological block?

  2. Mark
    Mark May 9, 2021 at 3:25 pm .

    Luiz needs his wages docking.Has he learned nothing from Old Trafford.
    For those who were getting carried away at half-time. The stats show that, since our last home league win over Manure Utd, apparently, we have led 8 times at the break and still not gone on to win.
    Enough said.

  3. Hitchens60
    Hitchens60 May 9, 2021 at 3:29 pm .

    Smith’s live child is on!

    1. Hitchens60
      Hitchens60 May 9, 2021 at 3:30 pm .

      love child 🙂

  4. DSVilla
    DSVilla May 9, 2021 at 3:29 pm .

    You just know Utd would have got that penalty we were denied. Ref would have given it and VAR wouldn’t have changed it.

    1. Hitchens60
      Hitchens60 May 9, 2021 at 3:30 pm .

      Agreed DS

      1. Tom
        Tom May 9, 2021 at 3:42 pm .

        So who’s getting the ball to all these strikers we have on now then?

  5. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum May 9, 2021 at 3:30 pm .

    Ever get the feeling that if that Greenwood handball would have been given if it was Mings?
    I see the holier than thou Rashford isn’t above the sly kick either.
    Barkley hasn’t done much today.

  6. Holte
    Holte May 9, 2021 at 3:37 pm .

    Well at least Sky are happy that one of their Super 6 is winning again. I really hate Man Ure but we have gifted them their comeback. Luiz and Mings with shocking defending.

  7. DSVilla
    DSVilla May 9, 2021 at 3:37 pm .

    I would love us to beat these (he says Kevin Keegan style)

  8. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum May 9, 2021 at 3:40 pm .

    Why are Utd being given all this bloody time with Slabhead down???
    Crap Barkley shot. Predictable. Poor.

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum May 9, 2021 at 3:41 pm .

      This is pathetic in favour of Utd. All TV is should be done whilst the game goes on. It’s not a head injury!!!
      Wes and Davies on.

      1. Bum Bum
        Bum Bum May 9, 2021 at 3:42 pm .

        All this…

  9. Hitchens60
    Hitchens60 May 9, 2021 at 3:41 pm .

    The sooner Barkley goes back to Chelsea ——— ‘nuff said

    Davis & Wesley on – Barkley and El Ghazi off

  10. badger123
    badger123 May 9, 2021 at 3:42 pm .

    Davis and Wesley coming on for Barkley and El Ghazi.

    Bloody hell.

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