Manchester United vs. Stoke City: Live Blog, Commentary, Goals as They Happen

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIJanuary 31, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on January 8, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Manchester United takes welcomes Stoke to Old Trafford later today. Manchester United currently sits three points behind Manchester City and will want to keep the pressure on their rivals with a win.

Stoke City is currently in eighth place, but and has some close competition with the likes of 11th place Aston Villa only three points behind.

Both teams are on different runs of form in the league currently. Manchester United has three wins and two losses in its last five games while Stoke has one win, three draws and one loss in that same period.

Kickoff is at 3 p.m. ET or 8 p.m. GT. Come back 15 minutes before kickoff for official lineups!