Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed a major injury concern ahead of the Villa clash by ruling out Michael Owen. Wayne Rooney, Rafael Da Silva, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Owen and Anderson are all unfit, while Patrice Evra is a major doubt after coming off with a knock in the Manchester derby.

With Paul Scholes suspended after picking up a fifth booking of the season at City and Antonio Valencia out long-term with a broken ankle, Fergie has personnel problems ahead of the Villa Park clash.