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Man Utd v Aston Villa preview

Captain Nemanja Vidic returns from suspension for Manchester United's game against Aston Villa on Saturday.

The central defender was sent-off in the home defeat to Liverpool and served a two-match ban.

Striker Robin van Persie is out with a knee injury, while centre-backs Chris Smalling (hamstring) and Jonny Evans (calf) are doubts.

Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is a doubt due to a thigh problem.

The injury forced El Ahmadi to come off in the first half of the 4-1 home loss to Stoke last Sunday and Villa boss Paul Lambert has said the Morocco international is "struggling".

Forward Andreas Weimann had to depart the field around the same time in the Stoke match because of a dead leg but is expected to be available.