Confirmed team news from Stoke v Man United.
Stoke City host Manchester United in the early Premier League kickoff on New Year’s Day, and both teams have now released their official team sheets for the game at the Britannia Stadium.
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Radamel Falcao starts alongside Robin van Persie again despite the pair drawing a blank in the recent 0-0 draw away to Tottenham Hotspur, while Wayne Rooney continues in his new midfield role.
Antonio Valencia has not returned to action in defence, but Luke Shaw is back to take his place on the left-hand side, meaning Ashley Young moves to the right wing-back slot.
United XI: De Gea, Young, Jones, Smalling, Evans, Shaw, Carrick, Mata, Rooney, van Persie, Falcao #mufclive pic.twitter.com/2Tls9wD7Qw
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 1, 2015
Meanwhile, there is no place for in-form striker Bojan Krkic in Stoke’s starting lineup, with the home side fielding Mame Biram Diouf alongside Peter Crouch upfront.
#scfc Starting XI vs Man Utd: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Muniesa, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Arnautovic; Diouf, Crouch.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 1, 2015
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