A season full of surprises for the Red Devils. Although not a convincing win over Real Sociedad in the midweek Champions League clash, David Moyes and his men will be looking to build on it. Having dropped two crucial points right at the death against Southampton last week, Manchester United host Stoke City this time around who are not in a great shape as well. The Potters rescued a points last weekend against West Brom having lost three consecutive matches prior to that.
Former United legend Mark Hughes will bring his Stoke side in a hope that they can steal a point from United.
As far as the United team news is concerned, Robin Van Persie who missed Sociedad’s clash will make his return. Talking to the press ahead of the game, Moyes said:
‘Robin has a good chance,’ said Moyes. He had a problem with his toes and a little bit with his groin. But he has had a little bit of training as well and he should be okay.’
Elsewhere the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck, who were all absent during the Champions League match wil llikely miss out Stoke’s clash as well. Meanwhile youngster Adnan Januzaj should find himself back in the starting line up. (manutd.com)
The English Champions are clear to win this one but you could never discredit Stoke as they have it in themselves to surprise anyone and given United’s trouble with scoring goals this season, the match could very well end as a stalemate.
Here is a possible line-up that Moyes might deploy tomorrow:
De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Evans, Evra; Nani, Fellaini, Carrick, Young; van Persie, Rooney