Manchester United v Aston Villa: Match Preview

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Sunday, April 15. Kick-off: 1600


Paul Scholes was rested during the mid-week loss to Wigan at the DW Stadium, and will return to the matchday squad to face Aston Villa.

Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick started in central midfield against Wigan, and Scholes could replace the former.

Sir Alex Ferguson has no fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of the weekend clash.

For Aston Villa, Stephen Warnock and Chris Herd have both reported problems this week, and will be assessed in the build up to the game.

Ciaran Clark is fit again after missing two months of the season with a knee injury.


United whittling away

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United are not getting ahead of themselves as they edge ever closer to a 20th league title victory.

The Red Devils are five points clear of Manchester City at the summit of the Premier League with only five games remaining this season, and Roberto Mancini has already conceded that the title is destined for Old Trafford.

Ferguson, though, will not be distracted by the comments of his City counterpart, and will stick to the old adage of simply taking one game at a time - the next of which is Aston Villa on Sunday.

"After Sunday - hopefully we win - we have four games left," Ferguson told his pre-match press conference.

"Eventually, you whittle them all away and you are left with none. Hopefully, we will achieve what we want to achieve."

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