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Stoke City vs Manchester United: Match Preview and Predictions

Stoke City vs Manchester United: Match Preview and Predictions

Manchester United will hope to continue their brilliant form so far this season against Stoke City at the Bet365 stadium.

The Red Devils have made a perfect start to their league campaign, winning all three games scoring 10 goals and conceding none. Stoke on the other hand have won one game, drawn one and lost one.

Jose Mourinho hasn’t changed much about his team so far this season, but could be in line to make a few changes against Stoke with a Champions League clash against Basel approaching on Tuesday.

There are no fresh injury concerns for Manchester United, as Marouane Fellaini looks to have recovered from a minor injury he sustained on international duty. Former Reds Darren Fletcher and Mame Biram Diouf are doubtful for the home side.

Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United’s win percentage in the Premier League against Stoke was 90% (won nine out of 10) – since he left in May 2013, they’ve won three out of eight; a win ratio of 37.5%. In fact, Stoke are unbeaten in their last four home Premier League games against Manchester United. Mark Hughes is also unbeaten in his last three league meetings with Jose Mourinho (W1 D2 L0). United have made a fine start to the season, but they did the same during the last campaign before losing on their fourth game to Manchester City – it was then that things went a little pear shaped for Mourinho’s men.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on fire for United having provided five assists in his first three Premier League games this season. Only two players have provided six assists in their first four Premier League appearances of the season – Thierry Henry in 2004-05 and Cesc Fabregas in 2014-15.

Predicted XI

De Gea

Valencia – Bailly – Jones – Blind

Pogba – Matic

Mata – Mkhitaryan – Martial


Predicted score: 0-1