• Manchester United have won all five of their previous Barclays Premier League home games against Stoke City.
  • Stoke City have lost more Barclays Premier League games against Man Utd than versus any other side (9).
  • Manchester United's 11 point tally is their worst return from a top-flight season since 1989-90 (eight points).
  • Stoke have failed to score in three successive Barclays Premier League games - they have never failed to score in four in a row.
  • Robin van Persie has scored eight goals in seven Premier League games against Stoke - only versus Blackburn (11) has he scored more.
  • Mark Hughes' next victory will be his 100th as a manager in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Man Utd have not won either of their last two league games at Old Trafford - the last time that they failed to win three in a row there within a single season was back in October 2005.
  • Stoke have only collected fewer points from their opening eight games to a Premier League season on one previous occasion - their first PL campaign in 2008-09 (7).
  • The Potters have the worst shots to goals ratio in the Premier League this season (5.1%).
  • 24 different players have started a Premier League game for Manchester United this season; more than any other side. They only started 24 different players in the whole of 2012-13.