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United 3 Stoke 2

Old Trafford, Saturday 26 October
Barclay Premier League

United: De Gea; Smalling (Valencia 76), Evans, Jones, Evra; Nani (Januzaj 57), Carrick, Cleverley (Hernandez 67), Kagawa; Rooney, Van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Rafael, Young, Fellaini.

Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters; Walters, Palacios (Whelan 69), Ireland, Nzonzi, Arnautovic (Wilson 49); Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Jones, Adam, Assaidi, Wilkinson.

, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Blog: Old Trafford drama

18:10 Fans on ManUtd.com and Twitter (@Manutd) have collectively voted Wayne Rooney as our official Man of the Match today via a convincing margin. Second half substitute Adnan Januzaj was second with Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa placed third.

18:00 Notably, Hughes was also frustrated that Chicharito wasn't sent off for a foul on Robert Huth in the second half. "I have seen many times before when players have been sent off for lesser incidents, so we are disappointed with the decision from the referee. But all in all, we are pleased with out performance level. We came here, to one of the great stages in English football, and equipped ourselves really well."

17:55 Stoke manager Mark Hughes has also given his thoughts and the ex-Reds striker is convinced that his side deserved to win the game. “We are really disappointed. I think we deserved something. We had a game plan in terms of what we were trying to do. It needed commitment, it needed people to be brave, to put in the hard yards and make sure that they affected the game and that is what they did. I thought my players were excellent in that regard. We took the fight to United, we shook them up and if they were being honest, I think they would admit they were lucky to take maximum points.”

17:50 Moyes was also full of praise for the United fans, who contributed to an boisterous atmosphere in the second half of the match. “I thought inside the ground, with 15 or 20 minutes to go, the atmosphere was terrific. The fans drove the team on and they played their part in getting a result. There was a great atmosphere in the second half. Obviously, they were disappointed at first because they want to see their team win, maybe more convincingly. But these comebacks have happened a lot in the past.”

17:45 The manager has just spoke to us press and, understandably, he was pleased to clinch such a dramatic victory. “I thought in the end we did have to go for it. I thought we did a lot of good things but an awful lot of really poor things, which obviously put us in the situation that we were in. Some of the play was very good but it wasn’t leading to any goals. Then, we got ourselves back into the

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