Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Stoke City



Manchester United travel to the Britannia Stadium Saturday as heavy favorites in their clash at Stoke City. United come in riding very high, a perfect 3-0 on the very young season with a 10-0 goal differential. the Potters come in even Steven in that department having scored two and conceded two.

They have accumulated four points this league campaign, with their early results consisting of one win, one draw and one loss. United of course sit a top the table with nine.

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There was no shortage of storylines the past couple weeks, despite it being an international break. Jose Mourinho gave a very interesting interview with The Times, in which he:

threw shade at Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte, said that Romelu Lukaku would have cost the team double what they paid to acquire him, had they struck the deal a few weeks later, and indicated that he still needs a third summer transfer window in order to close the gap between United and the European elite.

It all made for some excellent big picture reading material.

Injury Report for both sides/full match preview: go here to this link

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Without further ado, here is The Sports Bank’s Man United starting XI prediction (4-2-3-1)

Romelu Lukau

Anthony Martial      Henrikh Mkhitaryan   Juan Mata

       Paul Pogba       Nemanja Matic

Daley Blind       Phil Jones   Eric Bailly    Antonio Valencia

 David de Gea

Odds: (via Paddy Power) United- 9/20, Draw- 10/3,  Stoke City 6/1

Kickoff: 17:30 BST

Prediction: Manchester United 3, Stoke City 1

We predict that the winning streak continues! However, we do see the Red Devils finally conceding a goal.

As always, feel free to post your own Man United starting XI prediction in the comments section, and to opine on any other formations that you’ve seen online.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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  1. itz mike ogili says:

    man u will beat them messilessly

  2. man utd will go for this formation 4-2-3-1 lukaku rashford mikhitarian mata pogba matic blind jones baily valencia degea

  3. If Man U make a line-up like this, Man U will 99 percent get 3 points; De Gea, Valencia, Bailly Jones, Blind, Matic, Pogba, Martial, Rushford, Maktherian and Lukaku. With this line-up, Man U will retain it unbeating.

  4. De Gea Valencia Bailly Jones Blind Matic Pogba Lingard Mikhi Martial Lukaku

  5. Agree

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