Stoke City delivered a major blow to Manchester United at the Britannia with a comprehensive 2-0 win which increases the pressure on under-fire manager Louis van Gaal.
The Potters went into the game at the back of three wins out of four while Manchester United had failed to win in their last six games and again the Red Devils were again miserable as they failed to record a goal.
Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic scored from close range from a Glenn Johnson pass after Memphis Depay lazily played in the former Chelsea and Liverpool defender for the game’s opening goal in the 20th minute.
Six minutes later, Marko Arnautovic thundered in a shot from the edge of the box from a rebound Bojan freekick to send the fans into wide frenzy. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sent on Captain Wayne Rooney at the start of the second half and he created a chance for Marouane Fellaini but the Belgium’s effort was tamed on goal and Jack Butland made a save.
Stoke City was not troubled at the back as they held on for a comfortable victory to hand Manchester United a third consecutive premier league defeat.