FT: Stoke 2 Manchester United 1. An incredible strike from Charlie Adam gives Stoke their first win against Manchester United since Boxing Day 1984. United threw everything at Stoke late on, but the Potters held on for a vital victory.
Rooney's cross is easily gathered by Begovic as United continue to press. Stoke just hoofing the ball clear at any opportunity.
Every man back for Stoke now as United press. Corner to United which is cleared out for another!
SAVE! Begovic with an incredible save from a Wayne Rooney free-kick, tipping onto the post. Cleverley then fires the loose ball over the top. Incredible drama!
Seven minutes of time added on...
Adam in the hunt for a hat-trick, but his tame shot is easily saved low by De Gea. Looked tired as he hit it.
Chance for Young. Elects to head, when he had the time and space to bring it down. Wrong decision from the United winger.
Two pull-backs are only just cleared by Stoke as United press for the equaliser. Pieters down with a knock at the moment.
Wilson Palacios comes on for Glen Whelan. That is Stoke's last change.
United can't clear the ball. Frustration setting in as Carrick becomes the latest player to go into the book.
Ten minutes to go and it is all United at the moment. Lots of crosses coming in, but no chances being created.
Robin van Persie makes way for Manchester United, to be replaced by Javier Hernandez. Can he be United's saviour again?
SAVE! Great fingertip save from De Gea, getting a hand to a wonderful Assaidi volley from the edge of the box.
Evra adjudged to be offside. Unforgiveable, as he was looking right along the line on the left wing.
Great chance for Assaidi straight away, but he choses to go alone, with Smalling blocking well.
Arnautovic is replaced by Assaidi, with the Austrian still receiving treatment.
Cleverley looks like he will be making way. Head injury looks nasty, but will have to soldier on for now.
Ashley Young looks to have been fouled on the left touchline, but the referee is having none of it.
Wonderful pass from Rooney finds Rafael, but his pull-back is cleared by the feet of Begovic at his near-post.
Straight down the other end, a poor clearance from Smalling finds Arnautovic in space, but he can only curl the ball just wide.
CHANCE! Evra gets in behind, goes down, penalty appeals are waved away, but the loose ball is almost swept in by Mata and Welbeck before being scrambled clear.
United once again with plenty of possession, but cannot work any space. Need to get back on level terms fast if they want to win this.
A that injury cannot be shaken off as Walters is taken off, to be replaced by Stephen Ireland.
After a long delay, Jonathan Walters is booked for a late challenge on Chris Smalling. Had been down injured for some time.
Rooney shows his frustration. Dives in, is very late and goes into the book.
United are in shock. Incredible strike came out of nowhere, and left the visitors flabbergasted. Can't keep possession at the moment.
An absolute screamer from Charlie Adam! After a mishit from Walters, Adam unleashes a thunderous striker from 25-yards, which curls away from De Gea and flies into the top corner.
GOAL! Stoke 2 Manchester United 1 (Adam 52).
All United at the moment. Corner comes to nothing after a good spell of pressure from the visitors.
The Dutch hitman stays calm under-pressure, side-footing the bouncing ball past Begovic after Marc Wilson had failed to clear the long ball. Lovely header from Mata to set him up.
GOAL! Stoke 1 Manchester United 1 (Van Persie 47).
we are underway once again.
Daniel Shaw still thinks United will emerge victorious: '' 3-1 Man U too much attacking power.''
Phil Jones has left the stadium, and is on his way to hospital. We wish him well.
United are now 2/1 to come from behind to earn victory in the Sky Bet match market. The home side are 11/8 to hold on for all three points.
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Can United come back? Are Stoke fortunate to be in the lead? What do you make of the tactical changes after injuries forced Moyes into two early changes?
HT: Stoke 1 Manchester United 0. Charlie Adam's fortunate deflected free-kick is enough to separate the sides at the break. Double injury blow for United with Evans and Jones both having to be replaced. United now with five attacking players on the pitch, Carrick at the back and Rooney in central midfield!
Van Persie is found in a little bit of space, fires low across goal, but it is cleared once again. Excellent defending.
Plenty of possession at the moment for United, but cannot get any space with Stoke pressing very well.
Six minutes of added time...
Jones stretchered off to applause from all corners of the ground. Hope is ok.
Rooney has dropped into the centre of midfield alongside Cleverley with United having an abundance of attacking players on the pitch.
Phil Jones goes down injured. Looks like concussion after a nasty fall. Welbeck on in his place, Carrick moves to centre-back.
Tom Cleverley almost equalises straight away, but his low shot from the edge of the box is well saved by Asmir Begovic!
Free-kick from 30-yards is fired in by Charlie Adam, which Michael Carrick flicks on with his knee, leaving David De Gea stranded, and spins into the empty net.
GOAL! Stoke 1 Manchester United 0. (Adam 38)
Another free-kick to United in a dangerous position for a foul on Mata. Rooney whips it in, but it is safely headed away.
More last-ditch defending from Stoke denying United on several occasions. Crosses from all angles easily dealt with.
Red Devils starting to get a little frustrated as the physicality of Stokes becomes more difficult to break down.
Tight encounter so far. United the better side, but aren't causing the home side too many problems with their possession.
Odemwingie concedes a totally unnecessary corner. Young finds Jones from it, who heads on to Van Persie, who's close-range header is blocked.
Mata wastes an excellent opportunity to create a goalscoring chance, floating a free-kick straight into the hands of Asmir Begovic.
Crucial intervention from Jones on the edge of the box as Walters tries to get a shot in from the edge of the box.
Scrappy at the moment. The windy conditions certainly are not conducive to free-flowing football this afternoon.
Van Persie makes space for a shot from the angle, but it is deflected out for a corner. United very much in command at the moment.
Some thunderous challenges flying so as United go on the attack. Both sides holding nothing back in the middle of the park.
Arnautovic makes space for himself on the edge of the box, but cannot keep the shot down, firing harmlessly over the bar.
CHANCE! Evra fizzes a cross in from the left, which finds Rooney in space, but the England striker can only fire wide on the half volley.
Stoke equal to everything United have thrown at them so far. Champions struggling create anything at the moment.
Uzman Khan isn't happy with the Stoke side, but is still confident: ''once again MH leaves Guidetti on the bench, he needs a good run today and watch what he does! 3-2 Stoke.''
Evans looks to be carrying a knock, and Rafael is getting ready to come on. Early blow for United. Smalling back into the middle.
Mata has an effort at goal, but it is easily blocked by Shawcross. United starting to exert influence on the match.
Visitors finally starting to get their foot on the ball. Passing a little wayward however. Rooney effort from halfway the only shot so far!
Still very much the home side in the ascendancy, with the aerial route looking likely to be the preferred option for Stoke.
Positive start from the home side. But for Patrice Evra's late intervention, Stoke could have been in behind already!
Stoke get us underway....
The referee this afternoon is Neil Swarbrick.
Too much for the home side to cope with?
Defeat to Chelsea ended a run of seven games on the road without defeat for Manchester United in the league (W5 D2).
Since August 2011, only David Silva (30) has more assists in the Premier League than Juan Mata (28).
Wayne Rooney needs one goal to become only the second player in Premier League history (after Frank Lampard) to score 10+ goals in 10 successive seasons.
The teams are in the tunnel...
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Akin Hassan is also not happy with Moyes' line-up: ''I dont think cleverly should play he made so many mistakes and don't pick up the players. I would think fletcher in cleverly out.''
InfoFIFA is following the trend: ''With the likes of Rooney, Mata and van Persie playing you'd expect goals. However, Stoke could surprise the Reds but I think 3-1.''
Manchester United are strong odds-on favourites to net another win in the Sky Bet match market. We have boosted Juan Mata FGS to 7/1, and offering odds of 28/1 for the Red Devils to secure a 4-1 win. http://www.skybet.com/football/premier-league/event/16141611
Matt Le Clercq is happy with the return of a certain CM: ''Love the inclusion of the 3 up top, but most importantly for me Carrick! Slight concern defensively. 3-1 United!!''
Chris McCleane isn't happy with the United line-up: ''Cannot understand why Tom Cleverley is playing ahead of Fletcher.''
Andrew Bavin doesn't share the sentiment: ''I think utd line up is too much for Stoke to handle with Wayne Rvp and mata starting.''
AppleseesMC thiks there may be a shock on the cards: ''Stoke 2 - 1 Man U Crouch to get a late winner.''
Rupi Lal is also confident: '' #ManUtd team looks good today; all three #Mata #Rooney & #RVP starting looks very formidable. Hoping for a win & some goals 2day.''
The aptly-named Man United News sees an easy win for the Red Devils: ''With Rooney, Mata and van Persie all in the same team it shouldn't be a problem for United attacking wise. We predict 3-1.''
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I'm Pete Hall, and I want to hear your thoughts pre-match and during the game. Have United too much attacking prowess for an out-of-sorts Stoke?
On-loan John Guidetti is on the Stoke bench, but there is still no Robert Huth, who has failed to recover in time for today's clash.
Peter Odemwingie is handed his home debut by Mark Hughes, whose Stoke side have collected just one point from their last six games.
Rooney's return is one of three changes for the visitors, who also have Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley back in the centre of midfield.
David Moyes names Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata together in his Manchester United starting line-up for the first time as the Red Devils look to maintain their Premier League momentum at Stoke.
SUBS: Lindegaard, Rafael, Hernandez, Welbeck, Fletcher, Valencia, Januzaj.
Manchester United XI v Stoke: De Gea; Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra (c); Young, Cleverley, Carrick, Rooney, Mata, van Persie.
SUBS: Sorensen, Muniesa, Palacios, Guidetti, Assaidi, Shotton, Ireland
Stoke XI vs Manchester United: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters; Odemwingie, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic, Walters; Crouch.
The teams are in, and it looks like the Potters will certainly be up against it!
However, defeat against Liverpool last time out ended a run of seven home games without defeat in the Premier League for the Potters (W3 D4), so all is not lost.
Stoke are looking to avoid losing four Premier League games in a row for the first time since February 2012, and have lost their imposing image at home.
The Red Devils have won 10 and lost none of the 11 Premier League meetings with the Potters.
United themselves have an excellent record against the Potters.
He also has scored nine goals in eight Premier League matches against Stoke.
Van Persie has scored a goal in five of his last six Premier League appearances (five goals in total).
Dutch hitman Van Persie's return has especially improved the mood around Old Trafford.
The visitors travel south brimming with confidence following the acquisition of Juan Mata and the return from injury of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney bolstered the ranks.
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Hello and welcome to our live minute-by-minute commentary of Stoke's clash with Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium.
Kick-off is at 1500 GMT.