MH: "It's not an easy fixture for us, not by any stretch of the imagination, but as long as we approach it correctly, acquit ourselves well on the night then we can win the game for sure. We have good quality in the squad, but we also know that Birmingham will be no pushovers. The crowd at St Andrews will make it difficult for us, and they will get behind their players. We have to be ready for what we will face, but I just sense that we are enjoying playing at the moment."
MH: "Marko Arnautovic should be ok to feature. He had to come off at the weekend because of illness, but thankfully it appears to have been a 24 hour problem, and touch wood he will be available to us for the game on Tuesday."
MH: "Robert Huth is a doubt for us, because of the challenge he received on Saturday, Glenn Whelan is a bit tight too and Andy Wilkinson has an issue with his knee. We will assess all of the players over the next few hours and then make a decision on the team."
MH: "I would love nothing more than to take Stoke to the final of the Capital One Cup. That was the aim at the start of the season, and remains the aim now that we are in the last 16. We have played well in the matches so far, and hopefully that will continue tomorrow."
MH: "I will make changes, some will be enforced and others will be to give other players an opportunity, but there will be eleven players on the pitch who have the capabilities of hurting Birmingham and winning the game for us."
MH: "We will be strong on Tuesday - I always pick strong sides for cup games. It's a competition that we want to progress in, so we will go to Birmingham and look to win the game, and secure a spot in the last eight."
MH: "I thought that Peter was a great focal point to the attack for us at Old Trafford. He helped us considerably, and hopefully that can continue."
MH: "We have been very positive in every game that we have played, and that is how we will continue to approach games. We have created chances in every game that we have played. On Saturday we managed to take two of those opportunities, so that is an improvement on previous weeks."
MH: "Had we managed to have seen the game out at 2-1 then we would be sitting in tenth place in the league table now. That is how tight things are at the moment. Obviously we are disappointed to have lost the game, but we are very pleased with the way that we acquitted ourselves and took the game to the champions at Old Trafford."
MH: "We have looked back at the game and I am still of the opinion that we were the better team, and were very much the team that looked most likely to collect the three points. We took the game to them, created good opportunities, but unfortunately they came from behind and won a game that they probably shouldn't have done."
Today's press conference is scheduled to get underway in approximately two minutes time.
We'll then quickly switch attentions to tomorrow's Capital One Cup tie with Birmingham City. Manager Mark Hughes will be answering questions at the pre-match press conference and we'll bring you everywhere that he says here on The Wall from 1.30pm
In league football, Stoke beat them on Boxing Day 1984, 2-1, at the Victoria Ground whilst you have to go back to December 1980 for our last draw at Old Trafford (2-2) and 1976 for our last win there (1-0 with an 87th minute winner courtesy of Alan Bloor).
It's press conference day at Clayton Wood and we'll be bringing you all the thoughts of Mark Hughes as the Potters prepare for a trip to Old Trafford this weekend.