Manchester United played Stoke City on Sunday afternoon in a game where anything but a win will be disastour for United’s hopes of title. Stoke City struggling in the league came to United looking for their first win in 40 years but United started absolutely on fire creating chances left right and centre. Ibrahimovic and Pogba missed sitters while keeper made couple of crucial saves from Mata and Lingard. The game was still 0-0 at the break but United cane turn things around in second half considering their first half display.
Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
45′ [0 – 0] United missed several chances to score in the opening 45 minutes as Stoke held them at Old Trafford. All to play for in second half.
69′ 1 – 0 Anthony Martial came on second half sub to score what looked like the winner for Manchester United.
82′ 1 – 1 Joe Allen scored a scrappy goal to equalize for United.
Match Highlights (English)
Jose Mourinho Post match Interview:
Match highlights of Manchester United vs Stoke will be available after the game. Goals video and short highlights are usually available immediately after the game while extended highlights will be posted couple of hours after the game.
Jose Mourinho side has won 4 of the first 6 premier league game and a win on Sunday will take them just three points behind Manchester City who are playing Tottenham later in the day. Although Stoke City are struggling at bottom of the table after horrendous start to the season, they do have players who can come up with surprise performances every now and than. United lost 2-0 against Stoke last season at Britannian but a comfortable 3-0 win at Old Trafford was one of the highlight performance of United’s league campaign last season.
Preview & Team News Mourinho surprisingly fielded a very strong side against Zorya in midweek Europa League game. Only changes were made in midfield and defense. However we can expect Mourinho to start with Herrera, Pogba in central midfield roles on Sunday Juan Mata to play in no.10 role alongside Rahsford and Lingard while Ibrahimovic to start upfront
Stoke City has started the season in woeful form and yet to register a win so far but Manchester United clash get them an opportunity to do just that and turn their season around.
Predictions: Manchester United can not afford to drop points against Stoke City and we can safely assume that if they were to drop points on tuesday night it won’t be long before Mourinho is incharge of United. I am going with a narrow 2-1 win for United with martial getting on the score-sheet.