Manchester United Loss Predicted
Mark Lawrenson, not unsurprisingly to be fair, has predicted a 2-0 loss for Villa v Manchester United today.
He said: 'Villa were unlucky in the FA Cup tie last weekend when they conceded a late winner but I still don't think they'll get anything here. Henrik Larsson has added to the talent and possibilities Manchester United already have.'
Mystic Mug, recovered from his recent spate of hopeless optimism, says 2-1 to Manchester United.
Olof Mellberg can return having served his one match ban. Steven Davis should be set to replace Stiliyan Petrov who is being rested due to a hamstring injury or lack of form depending on what report you read.
Man Utd (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Silvestre, Evra, Heinze, Ronaldo, Park, Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes, O'Shea, Richardson, Saha, Giggs, Rooney, Solskjaer, Larsson.
Aston Villa (from): Sorensen?, Taylor?, Mellberg, Hughes, Cahill, Ridgewell, Bouma, Agbonlahor, McCann, Davis, Osbourne, Barry, Angel, Baros, Samuel, Hendrie.
Our latest poll asked, at the third time of asking, what result you expect at Old Trafford today, 27% said Villa would win, 17% that we'd gain a draw and 55% have gone for a loss.