Manchester United latest: Including Stoke team news and Evra’s future

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Manchester United take on Stoke at Old Trafford on Saturday at 3pm.

In team news, Robin van Persie is expected to be fit for the clash against Mark Hughes’ side. However, Tom Cleverley, Rio Ferdinand and captain Nemanja Vidic remain doubts.

Britannia boss and former United player Hughes claims United have ‘lost their aura’ since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

“I don’t think there’s that aura around the club at the moment and maybe it’s a good time to meet them,” he said.

David Moyes has praised Wayne Rooney’s form and influence so far this term.

"It’s been great working with Wayne because he's an excellent footballer," Moyes stated.

"I get asked this question every week but I've told you from day one he's been great, his training has been great. I thought he had a very good game in midweek and we want his form to continue, we want him to keep scoring goals. I’m pleased with him – he’s a big plus for us just now.”

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In transfer news, club vice-captain Patrice Evra has denied claims he wants to leave the champions.

"I haven't seen what people are saying but the thing is if someone wants to talk about my contract, which is ending after this year, they have to talk to Manchester United and with my agent. Me? I love this club so much," explained the Frenchman.

Paris Saint-Germain had ‘plotted’ so ‘steal’ Adnan Januzaj from United prior to the youngster signing a new contract this month, according to reports.

In other news, United have 'clinched' a £300 million kit sponsorship deal with Nike, according to reports.

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