Manchester United head to Stoke, to play one of their toughest away fixtures of the season. Mark Hughes’ Potters side have been pretty good recently, and it won’t be easy for Jose. The line-ups are in, and the gaffer has made a few changes to the team.
In comes Marouane Fellaini to the middle of the park, as Michael Carrick drops to the bench for some much-needed rest. The game also sees Juan Mata come back into the line-up at the expense of Anthony Martial, and it is fair to say the French talented struggled against Liverpool.
Marcos Rojo is not included in the squad at all which could be a cause for concern. Chris Smalling starts in his place. Daley Blind also starts, with Matteo Darmian dropping out completely.
The other seven players have kept their spots after the Liverpool game, but it’s particularly nice to see the manager keeping the faith with Paul Pogba who had an absolute shocker last time out. Hopefully, he’ll improve dramatically and help his teammates to a win.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 21, 2017
De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Blind; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic.
Subs: Romero, Carrick, Darmian, Schweinsteiger, Lingard, Rashford, Rooney.
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