[Teams] Stoke vs Man Utd: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on January 21, 2017
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Manchester United will be looking to close the gap on the top four with a win when they take on Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon. 

Jose Mourinho has recalled Daley Blind to the starting eleven with the Dutch international replacing Matteo Darmian at left-back while Juan Mata comes in for Anthony Martial in attack.

Marouane Fellaini also gets a recall with Michael Carrick dropping to the bench while Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba keep their places in midfield. Henrikh Mkhitaryan continues to support Zlatan Ibrahimovic in attack while Chris Smalling replaces Marcos Rojo in defence.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Stoke City

Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters; Adam, Whelan; Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic; Crouch.

Subs: Given, Bardsley, Muniesa, Afellay, Imbula, Bojan, Ngoy

Man Utd

De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Blind; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Mata, Mkhitaryan; Ibrahimovic.

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Carrick, Schweinsteiger, Lingard, Rashford, Rooney

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