PICTURES: Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on New Years Day, 2015. The match certainly wasn’t set to be first on the bill on match of the day, but United have now gone unbeaten in 10, a record that hopefully will only continue through the new year.

Stoke City might feel hard done by, after hitting the post from the tall Peter Crouch and having a penalty claim denied. After the match United boss Louis van Gaal said:

“I think it was a fair result as neither side deserved more than a point

“Maybe Stoke deserved it a little bit more than us, they came close when they hit the post. In spite of the space and time Stoke gave us, we didn’t create so much. Our build-up play wasn’t great and our last pass wasn’t always good. Certainly, our crosses weren’t always good. If that’s the case, you can’t create any goals.

“I think our team spirit is always very good, you could see that today. But our performances have to be better. When you get a lot of space and time, you have to play at a higher tempo.”

Here are some match photographs from the Britannia Stadium:

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