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Match Preview: Stoke City v Man Utd

Manchester United will test their 100% Premier League record thus far at the Bet 365. It could potentially be a big indicator of how serious their title challenge is.

Match Details

  • Stoke City v Man Utd
  • bet365 stadium, Stoke
  • Kick off: 17:30 BST
  • Live on BT Sport

Match Preview

Stoke come into the game in fairly good form, so far picking up four points from an available nine. The game plan will most likely be similar to the home game vs Arsenal. Stoke will endure a lot of pressure and try and be clinical with the few chances they have.

Manchester United come into the game in blistering form. Nine points from nine, scoring 10 and keeping three clean sheets. The entire team seems in good form, particularly new boys Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic.

A stormy affair?

The weather forecast seems to be indicating a stormy and rainy evening in the Potteries. This game may be decided by grit rather than glamour.

Team News

Stoke have doubts over former Man Utd midfielder Darren Fletcher, as well as well as Eric Choupo-Moting and Geoff Cameron. Ryan Shawcross is expected to miss out with a back problem as well as long term absentees Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland.

Manchester United will be without Luke Shaw, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo.

Potential Line-Ups

Stoke City: Butland, Diouf, Zouma, Wimmer, Martins-Indi, Pieters, Fletcher, Allen, Shaqiri, Jese, Berahino

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind, Pogba, Matic, Mkhitaryan, Mata, Rashford, Lukaku

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