Manchester United take on Aston Villa in a couple of hours, and as we all know Marouane Fellaini is sidelined due to an illness. However, according to the usually reliable Steve Bates, Darren Fletcher is set to come into the side in his place, and this is worrying for a couple of reasons.
Fletcher hasn’t been involved for at least a couple of months now, and you do worry about his match fitness. The 30-year old Scot has been somewhat of the forgotten man, especially after looking pretty decent in pre-season.
Its not all bad news for United though, as Radamel Falcao is looking likely to come into the side in place of James Wilson, and that’ll give United fans a chance to have a real good look at the Columbian, after struggling for fitness and spots in the starting line-up since everton at home.
Steve Bates has been spot on regarding team selection in recent weeks, and last time round against Liverpool he predicted the complete starting XI correctly the day before the game.
— Steve Bates (@sbates_people) December 20, 2014