With both sides on the up after winning their opening matches, Aston Villa welcome Manchester United to Villa Park hoping to thwart Louis van Gaal’s side.
But what can Villa fans expect to see from the visiting support? We’ve put together a list of the types of fan you’ll be able to observe this weekend…
A SELFIE STICK
The bane of modern football, the selfie stick is yet to be banned at Villa Park like they are at Arsenal and Tottenham – so you can expect to see plenty of tourists bringing out the telescopic tragedy to prove they’ve been to watch a football match. Well done, you.
A STOCKBROKER FROM SURREY
Tarquin, who will have made the journey to the Midlands in his new Audi, will have his son Rupert in tow. He thinks that an afternoon out at ‘the footy’ will make up for eight years of absent parenting, but will get carried away with the executive suites and will spend most of the time on his phone ‘securing deals’ and ‘making calls’.
Bigger in the 90s, looks a bit jaded, not as relevant as they used to be…fill in your own punchline.
GREEN AND GOLD SCARVES
These curious supporters who absolutely hate, detest and can’t stand the Glazer regime at Manchester United – but spend thousands of pounds going to their games and filling the owner’s pockets.
A HAPPY MONDAY
The lesser-spotted Happy Monday have had to replace their Hacienda days for something slightly softer, so football at Villa Park it is. The buzz of seeing Wayne Rooney score a screamer may not quite be the buzz they once got, but it’s the closest thing you could legally get to a high, without asking Raheem Sterling.
RYAN GIGGS’ BROTHER’S WIFE (AND HER SISTERS, FRIENDS AND FEMALE COLLEAGUES)
The old parenting adage of ‘don’t go anywhere outside of eyesight’ is pretty appropriate when it comes to Giggsy, so if you see do see anything untoward happening, please alert a steward.
BOBBY CHARLTON LOOKING WATERY EYED
He doesn’t look any other way, to be fair.
MICK HUCKNALL HAVING A POST-COITAL FAG
Well, you’ve got that image if your head now, so why would we add to it? But just imagine that…Hucknall, with his Simply Red face, enjoying a drag after a bit of slap and tickle.
THE EVER-PRESENT SIKH LADS
The real heroes of every United game, the bastions of the Red Devils, the Sikh guys that sit behind the United bench are a mainstay at their matches, so make sure you’re looking out for them when you get to Villa Park.