Feb 1, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT
The Potters welcome Manchester United to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday (Watch live on NBCSN, 10am ET, live online via Live Extra) with Stoke struggling for form.
Mark Hughes’ side are drifting towards the relegation zone and will be hoping for a morale boosting win against the reigning champions.
As for Manchester United, they have all their big names fit and ready to shine… Can they surge towards the top four with a strong finish to the season?
Juan Mata is the main man to watch out for, as the $56 million signing has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. Early on this season Stoke lost 3-2 to United at Old Trafford but were leading 2-1… This could be an upset.
In team news Stoke start with Walters, Odemwingie and Crouch as they go for broke against United.
While United start Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie together for the first time.
Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Odemwingie, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic, Walters; Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Palacios, Guidetti, Assaidi, Shotton, Ireland
Manchester United: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Evans, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Young, Rooney, Mata; van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Rafael, Valencia, Fletcher, Januzaj, Hernandez, Welbeck
- UEFA Champions League preview: Can PSG, Bayern come back from 3-1 down to Barcelona, Porto? 0
- MLS Team of the Week — Stars of Week 7 0
- Premier League Power Rankings: Big climbers galore as momentum kicks in 1
- Premier League Playback: Manchester United prove they can challenge Chelsea for the title 2
- Sepp Blatter: Putin, Russia will host “best ever World Cup” in 2018 3
- Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale set to miss three weeks, Champions League clash vs. Atletico, with injury 1