Premier League Predictions: Man City's Liverpool test, United face Stoke

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Stoke are unbeaten in their last four home Premier League games against Manchester United (W2 D2) since losing four of their first five between 2008-09 and 2012-13. Rashford could be reinstated in the starting eleven for the trip to Stoke after excelling in England's 2-1 win over Slovakia.

In his debut campaign he lifted the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League, despite only managing to finish sixth in the Premier League.

Despite success with the likes of Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid, some detractors have pointed to an apparent lack of staying power - denying him the kind of legacy created by United legend Sir Alex Ferguson. It stops all the speculation while you're running and playing games, so I'm very pleased that they've chose to take that decision.

"In all the areas that make a team successful I think we stopped in time".

Shaw has recovered from an ankle injury, Young a hamstring problem, and both may be included in the squad to face Stoke.

In all competitions, the two teams have met a total of 106 times, Stoke winning 28, drawing 35, and United winning 43.

"I've had two different experiences already, two completely different games", said the former Schalke forward.

"Extra confidence is very unsafe and fear is even more risky", he said.

The United manager identified the main challenges that Stoke will pose, noting their danger in attacking set pieces, as well as the fact "they defend with a lot of men".

United have won 12 of those clashes with four ending in draws, most of which came at the bet365.

"I think it was all orchestrated like a film and it was done very much behind my back right from January (2016). For me, if this period is short it's better".

After he replaced Louis van Gaal last summer and broke the world transfer record to sign Paul Pogba, many expected the "Special One" to instantly return the glory days to Old Trafford.

"Our start has not been bad. We were never in any danger of being overrun or overcome by them and that's great credit to us".