David de Gea – De Gea will be hoping this can be the first time the Reds keep consecutive clean sheets since mid-December. The last occasion United did that was also against Stoke City.
Chris Smalling – Smalling has arguably been United’s best performer in the last two games and will be looking to continue his good form against Stoke.
Jonny Evans – With Rio Ferdinand potentially still not match fit and Nemanja Vidic still suspended, Evans and Smalling is set to be the centre-back pairing yet again.
Adnan Januzaj – Benched against Cardiff, Januzaj can expect to recalled for this fixture.
Darren Fletcher – With Ryan Giggs having played in midweek, it is between Fletcher and Tom Cleverley for a starting spot on Saturday, with Fletcher likely to get the call.
Ashley Young – A good performance topped off with a goal against Cardiff may mean Young keeps his starting place this weekend.
Juan Mata – It is likely the Spaniard will keep his place in the team after a decent showing on his debut against Cardiff. Perhaps he will interchange positionally with Januzaj and Young.
Wayne Rooney – After only appearing from the bench in midweek, Rooney is set to return to the starting XI on Saturday.
After admitting he had to be careful with both Rooney and Van Persie’s fitness, David Moyes is likely to only start one against Stoke as they continue to make progress on their return’s from injury.
Cleverley, Welbeck, Van Persie, Shinji Kagawa, Hernandez and Valencia could easily make up the bench for United, with any one a possibility to be included in the starting line-up as well.
Carrick, Ferdinand and Nani remain injured, Vidic remains suspended and it would appear Fellaini will not be brought back into the matchday squad just yet.