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Manchester United vs. Stoke City: 6 Things We Learned
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BRITANNIA STADIUM, STOKE—Manchester United included Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata in their team to play Stoke City but still left on the end of another defeat.

It was another damaging blow to David Moyes' hopes of getting back into the Premier League's top four, especially after the optimism of Mata's arrival last week.

United weren't helped by early injuries to both Jonny Evans and Phil Jones, but they didn't deserve to beat Stoke, for whom Charlie Adam scored either side of half-time to seal a 2-1 win.

Here are six things we learned from United's defeat on another miserable day for Moyes.

All quotes and reported speech was obtained first-hand.

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