Our football match prediction:
Manchester United have bounced back from three consecutive defeats with back-to-back wins over Premier League champions Leicester and Romanian side Zorya in the UEFA Champions League, which has lifted a great deal of pressure of Jose Mourinho’s shoulders. The Portuguese tactician is keen to guide his men to further success as he prepares to welcome out-of-form Stoke City on Sunday at Old Trafford. Red Devils will still be under great scrutiny as the public eye will be focused on summer signings Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as well as on the captain Wayne Rooney, whose form has been widely criticised. Stoke City travel to Manchester on the back of 1-1 draw with West Brom which snapped a four-match losing run for Mark Hughes’ men. New defeat would surely add to the pressure Stoke manager is feeling at the moment, but struggle to predict anything other than a home win, which is bad news for all Potters’ fans.
Highlighted Player (Bastian Schweinsteiger):
After making a name for himself at Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger moved to Manchester United in 2015 for a fee of €9 million. The German midfielder won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, but he has yet to win the Premier League trophy with Manchester United. However, winning the 2014 World Cup trophy with Germany is considered Bastian’s biggest success and it is well known that he won the bronze medal with die Manschaft at the 2006 and the 2010 World Cup finals. Schweinsteiger was born on 1 August, 1984 and he scored 45 goals in 342 appearances for Bayern Munich. The German international, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with Manchester United as he scored no more than one goal in 18 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit. Bastian Schweinsteiger netted once for Germany at the Euro 2016 finals and later in July he married Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an Enlgish football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is foundedin1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britania Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators. The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjonhsen and Peter Crouch.