January 03, 2011

Manchester United v Stoke City - Line up & Predictions

Strategy: Without Rooney again, the plan remains unclear but Javier Hernandez, who scored twice in a 2-1 win at Stoke earlier this season, looks the most likely candidate to partner Berbatov after his winner in the 2-1 victory at West Brom. United are likely to go with a 4-4-2 and will play a high defensive line to pin Stoke in their half.

Injury Update: Rooney is out with an ankle problem and Patrice Evra and Darron Gibson are both doubtful after picking up knocks at West Brom. Nani could be back from a hip injury but John O'Shea, Paul Scholes, Owen Hargreaves and Antonio Valencia are still out and Ji-Sung Park is away on international duty.

Line up? Predictions? Post your prediction at comments below..