CONFIRMED: Manchester United v Stoke City line-ups

Here are the teams as Manchester United host Stoke City at Old Trafford.

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Young, Herrera, Fellaini, Carrick, Mata, van Persie, Wilson

Subs: Lindegaard, Blackett, McNair, Fletcher, Januzaj, Falcao, W.Keane

Stoke City: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Cameron, Nzonzi; Ireland, Bojan, Assaidi; Diouf

Subs: Butland; Muniesa, Palacios, Arnautovic, Adam, Crouch, Shenton

Manchester United will head into this game with plenty of confidence after their confident 3-0 win against Hull City last weekend.

United have been hampered by injuries all season and miss Angel Di Maria for this game but will still be backing themselves to play well in front of their own fans and secure three points.

Stoke’s aim is simple; get stuck in and try to rough up United in search of at least a point.

Mark Hughes has already admitted that keeping the ball is going to be the most important thing for this Stoke side, which will help them prevent a repeat of the defeat at Liverpool.

If Stoke can prevent United from playing a pure brand of football then that should help them settle into their own rhythm as they go looking for a result.

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