(Sporting Alert) — David Moyes will make changes to his team for Manchester United League Cup quarterfinal clash at Stoke City, but will not get too carried away for the fixture.
This is a competition Moyes will be targeting and will field a strong squad as he seeks to avoid any upset.
The manager could recall striker Javier Hernandez (head) and playmaker Shinji Kawaga (illness) after the pair both missed the 3-0 EPL victory at Aston Villa over the weekend.
Anders Lindegaard is set to start in goal, Wilfried Zaha is also set for another rare run out, while Darren Fletcher is also in the squad and is expected to feature as well.
However, striker Robin van Persie (thigh) and midfielder Michael Carrick (Achilles) are still out because of injures.
Meanwhile, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is also set to make several changes to his squad for the game at the Britannia Stadium.
Hughes is yet to decide on which shot stopper will start in goal, with both Thomas Sorensen and Asmir Begovic available.
Stoke (from): Sorensen, Begovic, Cameron, Wilson, Shawcross, Muniesa, Palacios, Pennant, Nzonzi, Walters, Assaidi, Crouch, Jones, Pieters, Arnautovic, Ireland, Adam, Shea, Whelan.
Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Vidic, Fabio, Valencia, Nani, Jones, Fletcher, Cleverley, Giggs, Anderson, Young, Zaha, Januzaj, Rooney, Welbeck, Kagawa, Hernandez.