Manchester United v Stoke City latest odds, news and free bets

Manchester United’s season of twists and turns continued on Saturday when the Red Devils were knocked out of the FA Cup by Liverpool, much to the chagrin of Sir Alex Ferguson

The Scot clearly felt as though his team deserved not to lose the contest at Anfield, although it now means that the Premier League and Europa League are the only competitions that the English champions can win.

United are second favourites for both competitions and will be looking to keep pace with City on Tuesday by comprehensively beating a Stoke City team that held the Red Devils at the Britannia Stadium earlier in the campaign despite the visitors taking the lead.

It is no surprise to see Manchester United available at a best price 3/10 (Blue Square free bets) to claim victory although Old Trafford has not been a complete fortress this season, with Manchester City and Wigan claiming wins. Newcastle also managed to draw 1-1 earlier in the season.

Can the Potters dent United’s title hopes? They restricted Liverpool to very few chances during a recent goalless draw at Anfield and were again watertight when winning 2-0 at Derby in the FA Cup on Saturday. You can get odds of 9/2 (bet365 £200 free bets) that Stoke claim a valuable point in this match and 12/1 (Bet Victor bookmaker) that Tony Pulis’ side are the third to walk away from Old Trafford with the points.

Wayne Rooney missed the Liverpool match with injury and will return to add some class to the front line, although Danny Welbeck is probably the value First Goalscorer bet at 9/2, with Antonio Valencia catching the eye at 10/1.

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