Schweinsteiger, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, sent his congratulates to his teammates following the clash:
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) February 2, 2016
United were superb from top to bottom against Stoke and, while supporters will be happy with what they saw, the question has to be asked as to why it has taken so long for their side to impress.
Louis van Gaal only seems to have released the shackles from his players following a spell of sustained pressure on him.
If United had played like they did against Stoke over the Christmas period, then they would be in a much better position in the Premier League than they are now.