Manchester United will be crowned champions of England for a record 20th time on Monday night if they beat relegation-battling Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Manchester United

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST, with Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 1 HD, Sky Sports 3D, Sky Go and BBC Radio 5 Live providing live coverage in the UK.


United's arch-rivals and defending champions Manchester City failed to reduce the 13-point gap at the top of the league on Sunday, as they suffered a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. With just five games to go, Sir Alex Ferguson's side have now been presented with the opportunity to reclaim the title on their home turf.

The Red Devils have suffered a minor dip in form of late and have managed just one win in their past four games in all competitions. However, they enter this home game as heavy favourites against a struggling Villa side.

The Villans, on the other hand, are languishing just above the drop zone, only three points clear of Wigan Athletic who sit 18th in the table. Paul Lambert's men are under some pressure, after managing just one point from their last three matches. A shock win for the visitors at the Theatre of Dreams would see both Reading and Queens Park Rangers relegated, with four games remaining.

United won the reverse fixture at Villa Park 3-2 back in November, staging an impressive comeback, after being 2-0 down at the 50th minute.

Aston Villa

Form Guide

Manchester United

    • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): D W L L W
    • Last Match: West Ham United 2 - 2 Manchester United

Aston Villa

    • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): D W L W W
    • Last Match: Aston Villa 1 - 1 Fulham

Team News

Manchester United: Ferguson has no fresh injury concerns but Paul Scholes (knee) remains sidelined. Ashley Young (ankle) will miss the visit of his former club after being ruled out for the rest of the season. Long-term absentee Darren Fletcher (illness) also misses out.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) de Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Welbeck; Rooney, Kagawa; van Persie

Aston Villa: Gabriel Agbonlahor (groin) is back in training and should be in contention to play at Old Trafford. Gary Gardner is also back, after missing a majority of the season with a knee ligament injury, but is still far away from making a first-team return. Meanwhile, Richard Dunne (groin) Chris Herd, (foot) and Marc Albrighton (fitness) remain unavailable.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Bennett; Westwood, Delph; Agbonlahor, Weimann, N'Zogbia; Benteke