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Rooney and Memphis start as Manchester United take on Aston Villa

Wayne Rooney and Memphis have both been handed starts as Manchester United take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

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The teams have been announced for Manchester United's Premier League encounter with bottom side Aston Villa, with captain Wayne Rooney making his first league start since February.

However, the most surprising selection is that of Memphis. The Dutch attacker makes his first league start in over a month, and only his third of the entire calendar year; Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, meanwhile, are made to settle for a place on the bench. Given the sheer number of games they've played recently, that's probably a sensible move.

Antonio Valencia is preferred to Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Matteo Darmian at right-back; while Marouane Fellaini keeps his place in the centre of midfield. Ander Herrera suffered a knock in the win over West Ham United in midweek, and is not in the squad.