MH: The difference last weekend was the fact that we got the opening goal. In other matches recently we have fallen behind, and by virtue of that the other team has been in control of the match. When you are chasing a goal it is always difficult because they can sit on the lead and try to frustrate us. The key is getting that first goal and that is what we will be hoping to do on Saturday.
MH: We feel we have the capacity within the squad to embark upon a good run of results. of course we would have liked to have done that already, but for one reason or another we haven't been able to string together a series of good results. Hopefully we can do that now.
MH: It was nice to have a little bit of luck with the first goal, but that aside, I do think the better team won the match. On the day we tested their 'keeper a bit more than they tested Asmir, so I would suggest that it was the right outcome.
MH: The week is always determined by the results the previous weekend, so because of the win we have all been in good spirits, and the atmosphere around the place is really good at the moment.
The media are congregated here ready for his arrival...
Mark Hughes expected in the media room shortly for the pre-match press conference...
It looked like Assaidi would go for a Chelsea-esque strike there but cut outfield again before seeing a shot blocked
Assaidi is put through by Ireland. He takes on Smalling. He cuts inside and out. Goes for the shot but its blocked
Young dives again but booking our free kick given to us. "Cheat, cheat, cheat" chant the Stoke fans
Assaidi comes on for Arnautovic, who is applauded as he's helped to hobble back to the bench from behind the goal
Cracking defending by Cameron the far side to get the better of Welbeck and then clear the ball downfield
It's cleared. Arnautovic is hobbling on the sidelines. It doesn't look like he will be able to continue. How many injuries today!
Stoke corner. We're still trying to catch our breath here!
Young appeals for a foul on the halfway line as Whelan stops his path. Arnautovic is then challenged by Rafael when he looks to get on the end of a through ball
De Gea claims Adam's corner
Smalling does well at the other end as Crouch looms. A good run and cross by Odemwingie
van Persie then complains at the assistant referee after Arnautovic is tripped by him on the flank. If the Adam one was on Rafael then that one certainly was
Hernandez coming on for Manchester United shortly
Arnautovic gets down the wing. He cuts inside and finds Adam. His low shot is gathered by de Gea
The pair share some words and need to be seperated. Begovic then gathers Mata's ball into the box
Rafael falls to ground and wins another United free kick as Adam closes him down but makes no tackle
We're just past the 63 minute mark. Stoke pressing Man United at every opportunity
What a game we have on our hands here. It's so nervy. Can we hold out, can we get another? Or will it finish 2-1?
Arnautovic then fires just wide of the far post after Adam's cracking cross is cleared into his path.
Oh and a last ditch tackle by Pieters there we think it was to win the ball from Young in the box. He'd cut inside there and danger looked on the cards
Crouch is then adjudged to be offside as he brings down a Whelan ball through a body of players and turns to shoot at de Gea
Odemwingie chests down a clever ball from Adam at the back post but it's taken from him as he goes to shoot. Ooh almost!
Crouch coming off now on 65 minutes... but its Walters coming on to replace him