Aston Villa

10 Things You Need To Know: Villa vs Man Utd

Aston Villa played out a 0-0 draw with Swansea in their last Premier League match

Darren Bent covered most ground in that game with 5.76 miles as Villa covered 58.14 miles compared to Swansea’s 64.1 miles. That was Villa’s lowest cumulative team distance of the season.

Villa missed midfielder Stiliyan Petrov in midfield, who has averaged an impressive 6.62 miles per game so far this season, and will hope he is fit again for Man United’s visit.

Stephen Warnock is now Villa’s highest ranked player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index in 40th place. The young defender has won 23 tackles so far this season, 82% of those attempted, and made 23 interceptions.

Man Utd were held to a 1-1 draw against Newcastle in their last Barclays Premier League match

Hernandez scored Man Utd’s goal in that game, and his 6th of the season. The lethal finisher has scored his six goals from 21 attempts, making a conversion rate of 29%.

Man United have now scored just once in every one of their Barclays Premier League games since their 2-0 win over Norwich on October 1st, a run stretching six games. Hernandez has scored that solitary goal in four of the six games.

Previously United had scored 24 goals in 7 games at the start of the season, with their 6-1 defeat to Man City seemingly marking a change from free flowing attacking football to a more cautious approach

Ashley Young covered most ground in the game against Newcastle with exactly 7 miles and has averaged 6.47 miles in his games so far this season

Only Darren Fletcher has covered more ground per game for United this season, with 6.6 miles

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