MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Robin van Persie makes a return to the Manchester United, while Jonny Evans and Phil Jones remain the starting center-backs for today English Premier League clash with Stoke City at Old Trafford.
Van Persie missed the midweek Champions League 1-0 win over Real Sociedad with toe and groin injuries, but is back to partner Wayne Rooney in the attack.
David Moyes has also recalled Nani and Tom Cleverley, while Shinji Kagawa keeps his place, following an impressive 90 minute performance in the Champions League.
Javier Hernandez, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj all start on the bench for the defending champions.
For Stoke City Peter Crouch starts in the attack, while Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth, Stephen Ireland and Wilson Palacios all start for the visitors as well.
Manchester United v Stoke City
Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Nani, Rooney, Kagawa, van Persie
Subs: Rafael Da Silva, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Young, Valencia, Fellaini, Januzaj
Stoke City: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters, Palacios, Nzonzi, Walters, Ireland, Arnautovic, Crouch
Subs: Whelan, Jones, Wilson, Adam, Assaidi, Wilkinson, Sorensen
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)