Man United vs Stoke (English Premier League)

Man United vs Stoke (English Premier League)

Man United vs Stoke (English Premier League)

Manchester United have named their side and substitutes to play host to Stoke City in a Premier League fixture at Old Trafford this evening. Back-to-back defeats saw Stoke slip back into the drop zone, but a repeat of the 2-2 draw against United earlier in the season will draw them level with Southampton.

Football had taken a back seat at Man United with all the recent noise around the apparent pursuit of Alexis Sanchez. And Ashley Young is out as well, as he will complete a three-match ban in this one.

With no wins in the last four, Old Trafford on a Monday night certainly looks a daunting proposition to get something out of.

But seven minutes before the interval, United's French winger Martial made it 2-0 with a sweet first-time finish after being set up by Paul Pogba.

However, Antonio Valencia is set to return to action after recovering from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for almost a month.

Ryan Shawcross (calf) Glen Johnson (knee) and Jese Rodriguez (fitness) are all expected to miss out with further doubts being cast over Bruno Martins Indi (groin) and Erik Pieters (knock) being fit to start this match.

If those three players all return, only one Stoke player would be out through injury: Glen Johnson.

Stoke City come into this game with no manager. So it's a little bit the same in relation to other players who are involved in this gossip of the transfer window. Mark Hughes bit the dust after overseeing a shocking first part of the season, and they have lost their last two top flight games without conceding a goal. Nonetheless, Manchester United should still have enough about them to beat a Stoke City side that looks destined for the drop and are on a awful run of form.

This United/Stoke clash presents the Red Devils with the chance to remedy their season the best possible way as they trade tackles with Stoke knowing fully the importance of the tie and what it could bring to Manchester United's season.

So which side should you back in the Manchester United-Stoke City game on Monday?

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