Manchester United U21 vs Stoke City U21
(Barclays U21 Premier League)
12:02pm – Manchester United under-21s are back in action this afternoon in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League, facing Stoke City at the AoN Training Ground with a 1pm GMT kick-off.
The fixture was originally scheduled for this evening with a 7pm GMT kick-off at Altrincham, but Manchester United move the fixture to behind closed doors. Reason for the move is still unknown.
Darren Fletcher could continue his comeback to football after getting 67 minutes in the last under-21 fixture, he wants to continue with the U21s to gain fitness, hopefully to be able to gain selection in the first team during 2014 under David Moyes. His last start for the first team was boxing day 2012 against Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
12:17pm – The Manchester United under-21 team news for Stoke City at the AoN Training Ground have just been released and are below:
Varela, Thorpe, M.Keane, James;
Ekangamene, Cole, Fletcher;