Our match prediction:
Even if they currently sit some ten points off the top of the standings, Manchester United are clearly underperforming under Louis van Gaal and it is almost certain that the Dutch manager will be allowed to leave at the end of the season. The Red Devils have been quite disappointing this season, only showing glimpses of quality, and the FA Cup triumph over out-of-sorts Derby County is unlikely to change much. Their next opponents Stoke City are going through a rough patch after having impressed in the first part of the season, but this is nothing one good result cannot correct. The Potters have now failed to score in four successive games and with Manchester United equally disappointing when going forward, a goalless draw appears on the cards. This would be nothing new for the Red Devils who have recorded seven 0-0 draws so far this season.
Highligted Player (de Gea):
David de Gea Quintana, born on 7th of November 1990 in Madrid is a Spanish football player which is currently playing for Manchester United. De Gea’s length is 192cm and is the goalkeeper for the national team of Spain as well. De Gea started his career at Atletico Madrid B and after playing for Atletico Madrid for 2 seasons he got transferred to Manchester United for 20 million euro. David de Gea made his debut for the national team in June 2014.David de Gea won the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid in 2009/2010 and the Premier League with Manchester United in 2012/2013. At the moment David de Gea can be considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and is involved many transfer rumours every transfer period. David de Gea played for more than 300 games on the highest level already.
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.