Only Cesc Fabregas bettered four Manchester United stars in key area this weekend

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We bring you the best Opta stats from Manchester United's 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Manchester United climbed above rivals Manchester City into third place in the Premier League table after a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa.

Here are the top five statistics from Saturday's encounter:

13 - Wayne Rooney has scored more Premier League goals against Aston Villa (13) than against any other opponent. The Red Devils' captain has scored nine in his last seven league games against the Villans at Old Trafford.

32 - Manchester United have won more games against Aston Villa (32) than any side has against a single opponent in Premier League history.

10 - Out-of-favour Angel Di Maria became the second Premier League player this season to reach 10 assists (Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas has 16). 

  TeamKey PassesGoals AssistedAppearances
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 81 16 27
Ángel Di María Man Utd 47 10 22
Gylfi Sigurdsson Swansea 60 9 26
Leighton Baines Everton 58 8 26

93 - Only Cesc Fabregas completed more passes than Ander Herrera this weekend. Meanwhile, Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo complete the Premier League top five.

  TeamPasses CompletedPassing Accuracy (%)
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 95 90
Ander Herrera Man Utd 94 96
Michael Carrick Man Utd 91 94
Antonio Valencia Man Utd 89 94
Marcos Rojo Man Utd 82 85

4 - Ander Herrera has now scored four goals from four shots on target in the Premier League since his arrival. The Spaniard and Juan Mata created three chances and scored two goals between them against Villa on Saturday. 

Bonus: The Red Devils have now won 13 of their last 15 league matches at Old Trafford (D1 L1).

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