Aston Villa vs. Manchester United lineups: Zaha, Fletcher and Fabio on bench for Reds

Jan Kruger

Manchester United name Tom Cleverley and Ryan Giggs in midfield, but the real surprises come on the bench, where Wilfried Zaha, Darren Fletcher and Fabio are all named.

Do not adjust your set - Darren Fletcher is on the bench for Manchester United against Aston Villa.

He's also joined by the surprising figures of Fabio and Wilfried Zaha. Has David Moyes decided to give them a proper go? Or is he giving them one last chance to play themselves out of being sold in January? We just don't know.

This is a really odd bench though - two left-backs? And no Javier Hernandez? Most peculiar. Also unusual: Evra was stated as injured by the club for this game, but it appears he's made a miraculous recovery.

Anyway, for the actual lineup, Tom Cleverley and Ryan Giggs are in midfield, with Phil Jones in defence next to Jonny Evans. Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney start up front, Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj on the wings.

Manchester United starting lineup: David de Gea; Rafael, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra; Antonio Valencia, Tom Cleverley, Ryan Giggs, Adnan Januzaj; Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck.

Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Rio Ferdinand, Alexander Buttner, Fabio, Wilfried Zaha, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young.

Aston Villa starting lineup: Brad Guzan; Antonio Luna, Ciaran Clark, Nathan Baker, Matthew Lowton; Yacouba Sylla, Ashley Westwood, Karim El Ahmadi; Gabriel Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke, Marc Albrighton.

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