Stoke City beat Manchester United 2-0

Bojan Krkic (Getty Images)
Bojan Krkic (Getty Images)

Stoke City condemned Manchester United to a fourth straight defeat to increase the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal.

Bojan Krkic broke the deadlock after a poor header back to David de Gea from Memphis Depay allowed Glen Johnson to play it back to the Spanish forward.

Stoke went 2-0 ahead through Marko Arnautovic‘s 25-yard finish after Bojan’s free-kick had hit the wall.

Van Gaal dropped captain Wayne Rooney, who came on as a half-time substitute, and United struggled to create chances.

Stoke, who climbed three places to eighth in the Premier League, were superior throughout and could have won by more.

Arnautovic missed a great chance to add to United’s misery when clean through, while Potters keeper Jack Butland denied Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata.

Read more at: BBC Sport