Manchester United welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford on Sunday, with just three points separating the sides after the Red Devils' disappointing start to the Premier League season.


Last week's sorry performance and draw against Sheffield United leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side 11th in the table and nine points behind fourth-placed Chelsea ahead of the game.


​Villa, meanwhile, come into the game on the back of an impressive display in their 2-0 victory over Newcastle - three points that ended a run of three consecutive defeats.


Courtesy of our friends at ​Opta, here are the stats and facts you should know ahead of Sunday's fixture.


United Letting Leads Slip

David De Gea

The Red Devils have managed to drop ten points from winning positions in their 2019/20 Premier League campaign, just a single point fewer than the entirety of last season.


Failure to hold onto a lead has been an issue ever since Solskjaer took charge, with only Southampton and Tottenham having lost more points while ahead than United's 17.


Second Half Goals Likely

Harry Maguire,Jack O'Connell,David De Gea

United and Villa have each conceded just four first-half goals in the Premier League season so far, the joint-lowest with Liverpool and Sheffield United.


Both sides Achilles' heel, however, has been an inability to keep it tight in the second half. The pair are the league's top two when it comes to their ratio of goals conceded after the interval - ​Villa shipping 80% in the second half and United 73%.


All the signs point to a quiet opening 45 and a goal-fest after the half-time oranges.  


United Dominance Over Villa

Ashley Young

The Red Devils boast an excellent record in this fixture, losing just one of their 24 ​Premier League home matches with the Villans and winning 12 of the previous 13.


Villa's solitary success came back in December 2009, as Gabby Agbonlahor headed home a cross from current United captain Ashley Young in a 1-0 victory.


Marcus Rashford's Contribution

Phil Jagielka,Marcus Rashford

Arguably United's best player for the majority of the season, Rashford's contribution to his team's goals has been key.


The 22-year-old has been directly involved in 58% of the ​Red Devils' 19 Premier League goals this season - scoring seven and assisting four. Only Norwich's Teemu Pukki can claim to be more influential to his side's ability to hit the net, with the Finland striker contributing to 69% of the Canaries' strikes. 


Grealish Gets Villa Going

Jack Grealish,Miguel Almirón

The Aston Villa captain has made a great start to his Premier League return and the numbers back up Jack Grealish's influence on his team.


The midfielder has carried the ball further than any other player in the Premier League, reaching an impressive 3,441 metres. He's also created the most chances when moving the ball forward by five or more metres - providing 17 opportunities for his Villa teammates.


United's Youthful Starting XI

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Solskjaer's desire to build his team around youth and promote players from the academy has hardly been a secret, and United's average starting XI age is testament to this.


In 2019/20 thus far, the Red Devils boast the leagues' youngest average starting XI at 25 years and 80 days.