Five things to note ahead of Manchester United’s game against Stoke

Date: 1st January 2015 at 5:45 am
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That finishing HAS to improveA win at White Hart Lane would have been ideal for Manchester United in their post Christmas outing, but a point was better than nothing, especially considering both Chelsea and Manchester City dropped points in their respective games.

The high paced clash with north London side Spurs proved the importance of both David De Gea and Hugo Lloris – both of whom have been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Now United face the dreaded fixture for all top teams – an away trip to Stoke City, where many sides have come a cropper in the past.

As Louis van Gaal faces a baptism of fire in a torrid away fixture, here are five things we learnt from the Spurs draw and what we will be looking for as United face football’s hard men.

Click on Van Gaal to see what we are expecting from Manchester United’s tricky away day.

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