Stoke City welcome Manchester United to the Britannia Stadium on Thursday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on online via Live Extra) in the first Premier League match of 2015.
The Potters are coming off two-straight wins, as they aim to beat United at home for the second-straight season. As for Louis van Gaal’s side, they are nine games unbeaten and will be aiming to keep the pressure up on Manchester City and Chelsea ahead of them with a win in Staffordshire.
In team news Stoke are without their chief creator Bojan who misses out through injury as Jon Walters replaces him. Luke Shaw starts for Manchester United after a lengthy spell on the sidelines and Chris Smalling also comes into the lineup but Angel Di Maria out injured once again.
Stoke City: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Arnautovic, Walters, Diouf, Crouch
Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Jones, Smalling, Evans, Shaw, Carrick, Mata, Rooney, van Persie, Falcao