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United's deeper, but is starting XI better?

Updated: August 5, 2011, 2:17 PM ET
By James Martin

Not sure what's more bizarre these days: Joey Barton pretending to be the EPL's resident scholar, quoting philosophers and champions of freedom (big up, George Washington!) as he fights with his club, Newcastle, or the advert for Getafe's mascot, Rocky the Suicidal Koala. Both are good for a laugh and highlight the building tension as the new season approaches.

It isn't too long now. The unofficial kickoff in England comes this Sunday when Manchester City and Manchester ...

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