Confirmed - Manchester United line-up v Stoke City

Here is how Manchester United line-up away at Stoke City this afternoon, kick-off at 14:05 GMT.

Starting Team: De Gea, Vidic, Evra, Jones, Ferdinand, Kagawa, Carrick, Valencia, Rooney, Hernandez, Van Persie.

Subs: Lindegaard, Evans, Giggs, Smalling, Welbeck, Cleverley, Buttner.

United go into this game on the back of what was just their fourth defeat of the season, in the Manchester derby against Manchester City. They have a 12 point lead which they will be looking to protect and Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are within touching distance of securing the title.

United go into this game against a Stoke side just three points above the relegation places in the Premier League. Stoke have lost only three matches at home and have conceded just 18 goals but they have struggled in the attacking third, which has been holding them back.

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