Watch Live: Manchester United vs. Stoke City

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Caretaker boss Eddie Niedzwiecki stares down stiff opposition in his lone match in charge of Stoke City, a visit to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday (Watch live at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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Stoke City hired ex-Norwich and Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert on Monday, and he’ll watch from the stands as Eric Choupo-Moting and Peter Crouch attempt to find an answer to United backstop David De Gea.

Stoke can climb out of the relegation zone with a win, while Manchester United can close the deficit between Man City and itself to 12 points.

As for the Red Devils, Jose Mourinho will trout out Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, and Anthony Martial underneath Romelu Lukaku.

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Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Martial, Lukaku. Subs: Pereira, Lindelof, Rojo, Fellaini, Herrera, McTominay, Rashford.

Stoke City: Butland, Bauer, Zouma, Martins Indi, Tymon, Fletcher, Allen, Shaqiri, Ireland, Choupo-Moting, Crouch. Subs: Grant, Wimmer, Affelay, Adam, Diouf, Ramadan, Edwards.