The Red Devils will need to be at their best when a stubborn Stoke side visit Old Trafford.
After getting their title challenge back on track with victory at Newcastle, Sir Alex Ferguson will be hopeful another victory can cut Chelsea's lead at the top -given the Londoners face a tricky derby tie at Tottenham.
Stoke haven't won at the Theatre of Dreams since 1972, with United winning all but one of the eight meetings between the two clubs, since Stoke's return to the Premier League. However, Stoke have only lost once so far this season, going down 1-0 at Chelsea.
The Potters have taken points off Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal and report a near clean bill of health. Yes, a fully-fit Michael Owen is raring to go and make his first start for his new club. If Owen misses out, then Jonathan Walters should get the nod to partner Peter Crouch up front.
United have gone behind in five of their first seven league games and out of those have lost two. The frailties at the back were plugged against Newcastle, so the back four should pick itself. Ashley Young, missing since the opening day with a knee injury, returns to the squad.
Manchester United injuries and suspensions
Stoke City injuries and suspensions
Doubtful: Glenn Whelan (hamstring)
Match Date/Time: Saturday 20th October 3:00 p.m. local, 10:00 a.m. ET
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
TV: Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer Channel (U.S), Sportsnet Ontario/East/West/Pacific (Canada), Setanta Sports (Ireland)