Manchester United vs Stoke City team news: James Wilson starts with Wayne Rooney out injured. Radamel Falcao on the bench

The match begins at 7.45pm

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James Wilson will make his second ever Premier League start tonight in Manchester United's match against Stoke City, with Wayne Rooney out injured.

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On his first Premier League start for the club, Wilson of course scored two goals in a 3-1 win over Hull City back in May of this year.

Rooney picked up a knock during Saturday's match against Hull. £59.7m British record signing Angel Di Maria is also out after picking up a hamstring injury in the same match against Hull.

"Di Maria cannot play, and Rooney cannot play," manager Louis van Gaal said before kick-off. "Wilson has the opportunity to show himself."

Van Gaal had previously aid of Wilson: "He has already been knocking on the door for a long time, that I have said in many press conferences.

"That is not only because he substituted Robin van Persie in the last match. I believe in him but he has competition with [Radamel] Falcao and Robin van Persie."

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Young, Herrera, Fellaini, Carrick, Mata, van Persie, Wilson.

Stoke: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Cameron, Nzonzi; Ireland, Bojan, Assaidi; Diouf

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