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Team news for Manchester United's Premier League clash with Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Tuesday night (kick-off 8pm).

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Vidic: Back in United's defence

Vidic: Back in United's defence

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Sir Alex Ferguson should have significant reinforcements to his defence when United bid to extend their unbeaten run to 24 games.

Patrice Evra will return after a short trip to France following a family bereavement, Edwin van der Sar will reclaim a starting spot off Anders Lindegaard and Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Rafael are all likely to be given the all-clear after recent injuries.

Dimitar Berbatov also sat out Saturday's FA Cup win at Southampton, although whether Wayne Rooney will partner him in attack is open to debate given Javier Hernandez has scored in his last two games.

Aston Villa will give a late fitness test to Gabriel Agbonlahor.

The striker is suffering from a hamstring injury, and is doubtful for the match.

Defender Nathan Baker is suspended and also has a calf injury, while midfielder Fabian Delph is missing due to a knee complaint.

American midfielder Michael Bradley was set to come into contention, pending the completion of his move to Villa from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Lindegaard, Rafael, O'Shea, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Nani, Obertan, Carrick, Fletcher, Scholes, Gibson, Anderson, Giggs, Bebe, Rooney, Berbatov, Hernandez, Owen.

Villa (from): Friedel, L Young, Makoun, Dunne, Downing, A Young, Pires, Agbonlahor, Albrighton, Delfouneso, Heskey, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Clark, Cuellar, Bannan, Collins, Marshall, Bent, Lichaj, Herd, Walker.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Tue, 15 Jul 2014

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Mail Box

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