Stoke City box Manchester United 2-0 on Saturday 26/12/2015.
Louis van Gaal finally decided to bench the underperforming Wayne Rooney but could inspire no better from his side as the Potters were rewarded for their clear superiority Manchester United endured a miserable Boxing Day as they were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Stoke City to leave manager Louis van Gaal on the brink.
The Dutchman finally pulled the trigger to drop captain Wayne Rooney to the bench after weeks of strongly criticised performances but, even without the England skipper, the visitors were torporous and suffered at the hands of a confident Potters team.
Bojan Krkic netted in the 19th minute after a disastrous backpass by Memphis Depay allowed Glen Johnson to tee him up, before Marko Arnautovic hammered home a thunderous shot from outside the penalty box just seven minutes later.
It left United in tatters and, even after Rooney was brought on at half-time, Van Gaal’s men had no answers to Stoke.
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