MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie all start for Manchester United, but there was no place for Shinji Kagawa for today’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford against Stoke City.
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Antonio Valancia, Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick are also in the side, with Nani, Javier Hernandez, Nick Powell, Ryan Giggs and Anderson all on the bench.
David De Gea has retained his starting place in goal.
In Stoke City news, former Manchester United forward Michael Owen starts on the bench today and will be hoping to get a run out at Old Trafford.
Peter Crouch leads the attack for the visitors.
LINE-UPS: Manchester United vs Stoke City
Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Scholes, Carrick; Valencia, Rooney, Welbeck; van Persie.
Subs: Lindegaard, Anderson, Giggs, Hernandez, Nani, Powell, Wootton.
Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson; N’zonzi, Whitehead; Walters, Adam, Kightly; Crouch.
Subs: Sorensen, Palacios, Jones, Owen, Upson, Etherington, Wilkinson.