Struggling Stoke appoints Paul Lambert

Stoke manager Paul Lambert

Stoke manager Paul Lambert

With only one win and three draws away from home, Stoke have the joint-worst Premier League record on the road this season while United have dropped only seven points from a possible 33 at home.

'We were determined to appoint someone with Premier League experience or an extensive knowledge of English football.

The Red Devils need a win to cut Manchester City's lead at the top of the table to 12 points.

Stoke City has appointed Paul Lambert as its new manager on a two-and-half-year deal. United will be hoping to beat Stoke with everything they got while Stoke City will be looking for revival as well, as they are far from safety in the League. Additionally, Jesse Lingard has been terrific this season and has scored eight goals in the last 10 games, so backing him to net first could be a good outside bet.

Having spent much and produced little, an embarrassing defeat to Coventry City in the FA Cup finally did for the Premier League's resident miser Mark Hughes, sacked with his club deep in a relegation struggle. This time, however, both teams are in need of a positive result so we could be in for an entertaning contest at Old Trafford.

Antonio Valencia could return in defence for Manchester United on Monday night after being sidelined for four weeks because of a hamstring injury.

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Lambert will not be in charge of Stoke at Old Trafford.

The team news is in for this massive game and Man United have been boosted by the return of some first team regulars.

Stoke will have a late fitness test for defender Ryan Shawcross, now suffering from a calf strain, while there are slight doubts on the fitness of Erick Pieters and Bruno Martins Indi.

Stoke City come into this game with no manager.

The match could see a Stoke debut for Moritz Bauer after joining the club from Russian side Rubin Kazan, and the Austrian full-back says "it would be a dream, like something from a movie".

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