PL Monday match preview: Manchester United v Stoke City

Manchester United have been making headlines recently but only in regards to whether they will be Alexis Sanchez’ next employers. United’s opponents this Monday, Stoke City, are without a manager and have nothing to lose. Can Potters score an upset at Old Trafford?

Footballing driftwood: Hughes the victim of Stoke’s growing identity crisis

2-1 down to a team in English football’s fourth tier, the culmination of a run which has effectively seen his Stoke side win an average of one game per month since the beginning of the season, Hughes was already standing cross-armed under a cloud so thick it threatened to fall out of the sky.