Can you imagine this conversation?
Paul Lambert: So, Enda, we're going to give you your full Premier League debut soon.
Stevens: When were you thinking, boss?
PL: Well, how's against United sound?
Stevens: (puddle forms on the floor)
But hey -- fun attacking lineup! I'm kind of reminded about the "kids" match that occurred two seasons ago, when we saw the best of Gerard Houllier's ideas only to have United come back and even the score.
Aston Villa Starting XI: Brad Guzan; Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Enda Stevens; Ashley Westwood, Barry Bannan, Stephen Ireland; Andreas Weimann, Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke.
Substitutes (from): Shay Given, Marc Albrighton, Brett Holman, Fabian Delph, Karim El Ahmadi, Jordan Bowery, Derrick Williams
Manchester United Starting XI: David De Gea, Rafael, Patrice Evra, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney.
Substitutes (from): Anderson, Anders Lindegaard, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Alexander Buttner