Paul Ince states his prediction for Stoke v Man United

Paul Ince is backing Manchester United to beat Stoke City 3-1 on Saturday evening

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Paul Ince is backing Manchester United to continue their strong start to the new Premier League season by beating Stoke City 3-1 at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

The Red Devils head into the game in fine form, having won all three of their opening Premier League matches to leave them flying high at the top of the table.

Manchester United have scored 10 goals without reply in victories over West Ham United, Swansea and Leicester City.

And former Manchester United man Ince is backing the Red Devils to take all three points against the Potters on Saturday afternoon.

Ince wrote in his column for the Daily Express: “There’s no doubting that Stoke is a tough place to go to. Everyone says that, and they say it because it’s true!

“In fact, they’re unbeaten in their last four home league games against United, but I think this season they’re facing a totally different team.

“Romelu Lukaku is on fire, Paul Pogba looks like the player we all hoped for… I just can’t see past a United win. Though I do believe they’ll concede here, they’ve got to at some point, after all.”

Manchester United are aiming to win the Premier League title for the first time this season after having last lifted the trophy in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge in the 2012-13 campaign.

The Red Devils finished fifth in the Premier League and won both the EFL Cup and Europa League last season.

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