2 goals from Charlie Adam pushed Stoke City to the 6th victory for them as they overcame what was yet another disappointing match for Manchester United. David Moyes opted to go out with Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata as the main attacking outlet for his side.
The attacking department of United was very well covered but an early injury from Jonny Evans forced Moyes on making a quick substitution as Rafael Da Silva entered the pitch only after 11 minutes had passed.
United enjoyed having more possession throughout the entire match with Wayne Rooney firing warning shots in the early stages of the 1st half and some moments later his partner Van Persie tried his luck with a few shots of his own but it was later deflected off of Stoke City’s goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
The Dutchman Van Persie came close on scoring the opening goal of the encounter when he tried to score with a close range header that went just barely over the crossbar.
Even with all the superiority that the visiting team had over Stoke City, it was the hosts that got in the lead when Charlie Adam launched a free kick that took a deflection off of Carrick and found the back of the net.
Right before the conclusion of the 1st half, United suffered another blow when Phil Jones was removed from the pitch after crashing with Walters and the young defender left the match with an injury.
Manchester United got back in the game at the 47th minute when a pass from Juan Mata was finished off by Van Persie as he turned the scoreboard 1-1.
Unfortunately for David Moyes and his side, Charlie Adam managed to push Stoke City ahead as he scored the last goal of the match and defeated Manchester United.