Stoke City vs Man Utd: Predicted XI – Shaw starts

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea – No.1 by a long margin now.

Luke Shaw – Came on as a substitute in the last game and could make his first start since Arsenal in November.

Paddy McNair – Evans was poor against Spurs.

Phil Jones – United need some physicality against Stoke and Jones loves a scrap.

Chris Smalling – Van Gaal would have been impressed by Smalling after his recovery from City.

Rafael – Valencia was taken off with fatigue against Tottenham Hotspur

Michael Carrick – United’s most important midfielder at the moment.

Wayne Rooney – In-form and incredibly important.

Juan Mata – Like Rooney, Mata is bang in-form.

Robin van Persie – Van Gaal will want Van Persie firing again.

Radamel Falcao – Fitness problems seem to be behind him, now he needs the goals.

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