JUST THE ONE // Stoke City have earned just one point against The Red Devils in eleven games against them since promotion in 2008.
OFF THE MARK // Peter Crouch's first goal for the Club came against United, as his header secured that solitary 1-1 draw in September 2011.
ROBIN RELIANT // Robin van Persie has notched nine goals in eight Barclays Premier League matches against the Potters for Arsenal and Manchester United. He has also scored five in his last six games.
MAGIC MAN // Mark Stein bagged a brace in Stoke's last win against Manchester United - a 2-1 victory in a Coca-Cola Cup Second First leg clash in September 1993.
THIRTY YEARS AGO // Goals from Ian Painter and Carl Saunders helped the Potters to a 2-1 victory over United at the Victoria Ground on Boxing Day 1984, City's last league win against them.
SPECIAL JUAN // Juan Mata is second to only David Silva (30) with 28 assists in the Premier League since August 2011.
TOUGH TIMES // Stoke are looking to avoid losing four Premier League games in a row for the first time since February 2012.
HOME DEBUT DELIGHT // Peter Odemwingie has scored on his first home start for both West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City.
NO N'ZONZI // A one-match suspension means Steven Nzonzi will miss his first league game for the Club since signing from Blackburn Rovers in August 2012. His sending off against Southampton last season was over-turned.