Feb 1, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​bet365 Stadium
StokeStoke City
2-1
Man UtdManchester United
Carrick (38' og.), Adam (52')
Walters (58'), Cameron (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)
van Persie (47')
Rooney (54'), Carrick (83')

Team News: Manchester United opt for Van Persie, Rooney and Mata against Stoke City

Manchester United manager David Moyes decides to start with an attacking front three of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata as his side travel to face Stoke City.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has decided to start with an attacking front three of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata as his side travel to face Stoke City in the Premier League this afternoon.

United's new front line will be backed up by Ashley Young, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley, though one of either Rooney or Mata will be expected to drop back into midfield when United don't have the ball.

As for the hosts, Mark Hughes has given a home debut to Peter Odemwingie, who is part of a five-man midfield also consisting of Glenn Whelan, Charlie Adam, Jonathan Walters and Marko Arnautovic.

Stoke feature with a lone striker in the form of Peter Crouch, while Ryan Shawcross and Mark Wilson will be looking to shore up the home side's defensive line.

Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Odemwingie, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic, Walters; Crouch

Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra; Young, Cleverley, Carrick, Rooney, Mata, van Persie

You can follow all of the action this afternoon by reading our live minute-by-minute commentary.

Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on January 28, 2014
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