Manchester United welcome Stoke City to Old Trafford on Tuesday both Louis van Gaal’s side seeking their fourth straight win.
The Potters will be reeling from their late defeat to Liverpool at the weekend and will be a tough proposition for United, who will be facing their second ex-player in less than a week following Steve Bruce’s stint on the side-lines on Saturday.
Mark Hughes’ side are currently 12th in the league while United will be looking to consolidate their place in the top four before targeting the three sides above them.
United injury concerns: Angel Di Maria has a very slim chance of playing after picking up a hamstring injury against Hull. Wayne Rooney has a slight knock but should make it.
United absences: Luke Shaw is out with an ankle injury and Phil Jones has a shin problem. Daley Blind is out for a few weeks with a knee injury and Jesse Lingard remains on the side-lines.
Stoke injury concerns: Glenn Whelan and Steve Sidewell only have 25 per cent chances of featuring as they look to recover from calf and knee injuries respectively.
Stoke absences: Robert Huth has a calf injury and Peter Odemwingie is a long-term absentee. Victor Moses is out until January due to a thigh problem.
Predicted starting line-ups:
United – De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Young, Carrick, Herrera, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, van Persie
Stoke – Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, N’Zonzi, Adam, Walters, Arnautovic, Bojan, Diouf