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Stoke City vs Manchester United Preview

Manchester United will travel to the Bet365 stadium looking to carry their rich vein of form from before the International Break. They hold a 100% record in the league and will look to continue their perfect record during Saturday’s early evening Kick-off. They are top of the league having scored 10 goals without letting in even one. Mourinho wont have fond memories from last season as they held them to a draw in both the fixtures. Mourinho’s men will look to continue the good momentum in busy September that will see them play 7 matches across various competitions.

Positive performances in the International Break.

Rashford registered two assists and one goal over the International break as we all see his International stock is rising fast

17 Players left United to represent their respective nations for the World Cup Qualifiers, some players making definitive contributions.Marcus Rashford played a crucial role England’s match up against Slovakia at Wembley on Monday.He netted the winner and was also instrumental in setting up the first goal. Elsewhere , Romelu Lukaku kept up his rich vein of form as he netted 4 times in Belgium’s victories over Greece and Gibraltar. Daley Blind assisted two of Netherland’s goals in their 3-1 success of Bulgaria.Goalkeepers David De Gea and Sergio Romero kept clean sheets for Span and Argentina respectively.

How are Stoke doing?

Kevin Wimmer will be looking forward to his debut for Stoke City

Stoke City sit 11th in the Premier League and, interestingly after three games this term , they have already experienced every result possible. They had a comfortable outing against League One side Rochdale as they beat them 4-0 in the second round of the EFL Cup. S. Bojan Krkic and Gianelli Imbula will not feature on Saturday, as they have both left the club on loan to Alaves and Toulouse respectively. Kevin Wimmer is set to make his debut for Stoke after making a deadline day switch from Spurs.

Manchester United team news.

Jose Mourinho is likely to give an update on his squad during his pre-match press conference on Friday. While former United men Darren Fletcher and Mame Biram Diouf are set to recover from minor knee injuries to feature against their former club but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Ibrahim Afellay are expected to be sidelined with hamstring and knee problems respectively.

Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are back in contention for a place in the squad after speeding up their recoveries from injury by improving match fitness via Reserve matches.Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rojo are long time absentees and are not expected to be back anytime before December.

Expected Line Ups

Line-ups

Stoke City starting XI: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer; Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Pieters; Shaqiri, Jese; Berahino

Man Utd starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind; Pogba, Matic; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Lukaku

Head to Head

Manchester United Wins – 43

Draws – 35

Stoke City Wins – 28

 

Rashford Image via Marca

Wimmer Image via Sun

Content via ManUtd , Sky Sports

Featured Image via PremierLeague

 

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