Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney has scored twice in the last two games for Manchester United.Getty

Manchester United will face Stoke City in the midweek Premier League clash at Old Trafford Lane on Tuesday evening.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is at 7:45pm GMT. There is no live coverage of the match in the UK.

Overview

United are enjoying a good time since their defeat to Manchester City in the Manchester derby as they won their last three league matches. The latest result was their 3-0 victory over Hull City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Louis van Gaal has seen his side concede only one goal in the last three matches, which came from Olivier Giroud's late striker against Arsenal. The Red Devils have conceded only three goals in the last five matches and the Dutchman will be looking to extend his side's brilliant defensive display on Tuesday.

Mark Hughes
Mark Hughes will return to Old Trafford when Stoke City face Manchester United on Tuesday.Reuters

The 20-times English champions will be without the services of record signing Angel Di Maria after the Argentine international picked up a hamstring injury against Hull. Ander Herrera replaced the former Real Madrid star and he is likely to retain his place against Stoke.

Meanwhile, Stoke come into this game after their narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Saturday. Glen Johnson's late header saw Mark Hughes' side suffer a defeat and the latest loss has seen them have only one win in the last five matches.

What Managers Say

Louis van Gaal: "I cannot change it, I don't think it is good for the players that they play within two days of a match. December shall be like that, and we have also family. I also have a wife, and kids and grandchildren and I cannot see them at Christmas. But, I want to work in the Premier League so I have to adapt and I shall adapt."

Mark Hughes: "Krkic was the best player on the pitch, there was no doubt about that. He's up to speed now and getting to grips with everything. You can see that he's stronger than he was at the beginning of the season."

Betting Odds (bwin)

  • Manchester United to win: 4/9
  • Draw: 13/4
  • Stoke City to win: 25/4

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions): D L W W W
  • Last Result: Manchester United 3-0 Hull City

Stoke City

  • Last Five (all competitions): L D W L L
  • Last Result: Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

Team News

Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie celebrates breaking his goalless streak as Manchester United take a convincing win over Hull.

Manchester United

  • Injured: Daley Blind (knee), Angel Di Maria (hamstring), Phil Jones (shin), Luke Shaw (ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Kyle Naughton

Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Rojo; Young; Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera, Januzaj; Rooney, Van Persie

Stoke City

  • Injured: Steve Sidwell (knee), Glenn Whelan (calf)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Adam, N'Zonzi; Arnautovic, Bojan, Walters; Diouf