• Premier League

Van Persie returns for United

ESPN staff
October 26, 2013

Robin van Persie returns to the Manchester United starting line-up against Stoke after missing out on Wednesday's Champions League clash with Real Sociedad.

Shinji Kagawa keeps his place on the left, with Tom Cleverley returning from injury.

Javier Hernandez drops to the bench after starting against Sociedad, with Adnan Januzaj and £27.5 million summer signing Marouane Fellaini also among the substitutes.

Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie

Subs: Lindegaard, Rafael, Fellaini, Januzaj, Young, Valencia, Hernandez

Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters, Walters, Palacios, Ireland, Nzonzi, Arnautovic, Crouch

Subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Jones, Wilson, Adam, Assaidi, Wilkinson

Elsewhere, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez start together up front for Liverpool against West Brom.

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