POINTLESS // The Potters have yet to record a Premier League point at Old Trafford, losing each of the previous five encounters there.
DOMINANCE // Stoke City have lost more Barclays Premier League games against the reigning Premier League Champions than versus any other side (9).
SLOW-START // Manchester United’s 11 point tally is their worst return from a top-flight season since 1989-90 (eight points).
HIT AND MISS // The Potters have failed to score in three successive Barclays Premier League games – we have never failed to score in four in a row.
ON TARGET // Robin van Persie has scored eight goals in seven Premier League games against Stoke – only against Blackburn (11) has he scored more.
LANDMARK // Mark Hughes returns to his former stomping ground at the weekend knowing that his next victory will be his 100th as a manager in the Barclays Premier League.
STRUGGLE // United have not won either of their last two league games at Old Trafford – the last time that they failed to win three in a row there within a single season was back in October 2005.
SQUAD // 24 different players have started a Premier League game for Manchester United this season; more than any other side. They only started 24 different players in the whole of 2012-13.