Date: 1st February 2014 at 3:05am
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United’s pursuit of fourth spot continues today with a trip to the Britannia Stadium to face one of the most physical sides in the Premier League. All eyes will be on Juan Mata but as the recent win over Cardiff showed, it could well be that’s the difference between the two sides.

A win over Mark Hughes’s could prove vital and following United’s win here in the Capital One Cup with a weakened side, there’s every reason for the to be confident.

Here’s my predicted XI for the trip to Stoke:

David , , Jonny Evans, , Patrice Evra, Tom , Darren Fletcher, Juan Mata, , Antonio Valencia, Robin Van Persie.