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Aston Villa vs. Manchester United: Team news and lineups

Radamel Falcao starts for Manchester United, but Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera both miss out due to illness, while Di Maria returns to the bench.

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Some mixed news on the teamsheet front as Manchester United face Aston Villa today.

First, the good - Radamel Falcao starts, and Angel di Maria returns to the bench after his spell out with injury, ready to step in to save our souls. Hooray!

Secondly, the bad - Marouane Fellaini is absent with injury and our midfield consists of Darren Fletcher, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata. Boo!

Lastly, the ugly - no Ander Herrera! The Basque terrier is also out with illness, leaving us looking very light in midfield. While Rafael is benched in favour of Antonio Valencia at right-back and Ashley Young is at left-back again. F@$%&!

That team in full, then:

Manchester United starting lineup (3-5-2): David de Gea; Phil Jones, Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans; Antonio Valencia, Wayne Rooney, Darren Fletcher, Juan Mata, Ashley Young; Falcao, Robin van Persie.

Subs: Anders LIndegaard, Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair, Adnan Januzaj, Angel di Maria, James Wilson, Rafael.