Aston Villa make their annual trip to Old Trafford, and though it's difficult to say it's something to be excited about-United are still the much better team-the Red Devils are not the club they've been for most of the last 2+ decades. (You know, in case you hadn't heard. The struggles of David Moyes have gotten surprisingly little media coverage. Perhaps someone will concoct a not-at-all-embarrassing-or-entitled scheme to bring that to everyone's attention.) David Moyes probably isn't going anywhere until next season at the earliest, but since teams seem to have a thing for sacking managers after losing to Villa, maybe it's worth putting down a fiver on the off chance they manage to pull off the upset.
Normally we'd have lineups embedded in this post, but this game is at a ridiculous hour here in the US and if there were even a justification for paying nearly $200 a year for a DVR, not having to wake up earlier on a Saturday than one does during the week would certainly seem to fit the bill.
(Note: we have lineups because we're lucky enough to have a crazy person living in Europe)
(and look what former Villan is on hand to show off some diving skills)
Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Vidic, Buttner; Young, Fellaini, Fletcher, Kagawa; Mata, Rooney
Subs: Amos, Giggs, Chicharito, Carrick, Nani, Welbeck, Januzaj
Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Bertrand, Westwood, Delph, Albrighton, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor
Subs: Steer, Sylla, Holt, Tonev, Bennett, Robinson, Lowton