Whilst the rest of the Premier League has found life rocky at the Britannia Stadium, Manchester United can safely jot it down as one of their 'happy venues'. Its a little intriguing that we've never left the Britannia with a bloody nose given how 'cocky' the build up can be.
Rio is expected to be back in the team whilst we can expect up to 11 changes from the side that beat Leeds United in midweek. Chris Smalling is out for a couple of weeks whilst Nemanja Vidic is still another week away from duty. Danny Welbeck should return to the starting line-up in place of Javier Hernandez. In the end, you expect that we should have enough of a team to see off Stoke even on their own pitch.
We've got Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday so there are enough games to go around for the entire team.
Priority should right now be vested in the EPL to see us build a strong lead at the summit of the league as we stroll into another tricky round of fixtures. Liverpool and Manchester City are round the corner, and we'd only want to get in those when we're on a roll.
So COME ON UNITED!