Predicted XI: Man Utd vs Stoke – Herrera and Mata start

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea No explanation needed.

Chris Smalling – Stoke are a big side and Louis van Gaal will want extra height in his defence.

Marcos Rojo Looked comfortable on his return, hopefully more of the same against Stoke.

Paddy McNair Missed out on the Hull City game but we think he’ll be drafted back in.

Ashley Young There’s no other left-back available unless Tyler Blackett is chosen.

Marouane Fellaini With Angel di Maria out injured, Fellaini should keep his spot.

Michael Carrick Looked back to his best against Hull at the weekend, hopefully he can continue in the same vein.

Ander Herrera Absolutely deserves to start after Man of thee Match performance against Hull.

Juan Mata Like Herrera, impressed a lot at the weekend. However, his lack of physicality could work against him.

Wayne Rooney United’s in-form man.

Robin van Persie – It’s a toss up between Van Persie and Falcao but after his goal, the Dutchman should be full of confidence again.

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