United are understood to have moved ahead of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the race to sign the Chilean due to their apparent willingness to either pay a higher £35m ($48.1m) fee or include a player as a makeweight. Lambert will not be in charge of Stoke at Old Trafford. Kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST, and Anthony Taylor will be the referee.
I'm taking Manchester United -2 on the handicap.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee), Eric Bailly (ankle) and Michael Carrick (heart) are unavailable for selection. Perhaps the most pleasing thing for the United manager was the man-of-the-match performance by Ander Herrera as the midfield anchor, turning back the clock to replicate the form which endeared him to the United faithful last season.
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Stoke will be a bit depleted defensively for this one.
Stoke may have Erik Pieters and Bruno Martins Indi available after they have stepped up their recoveries from injury this week.
If those three players all return, only one Stoke player would be out through injury: Glen Johnson. The team sits second in the Premier League standings with 47 points and a game in hand over Chelsea, but they remain 15 points behind City, who continue to lead the standings comfortably. As for the visitors, they now find themselves in a dire situation.
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Hughes, who had been in the position for four and a half years, was dismissed after their FA Cup third-round defeat by Coventry City.
Hello good evening and welcome to the last game of Match Day 23 in the English Premier League. Stoke do not have a manager yet, though.
But Kevin Russell, Stoke's Under-18s coach-who will be overseeing the senior team alongside Eddie Niedzwiecki until they bring in a suitable replacement-remains optimistic about his team's chances of getting out of the quagmire at the bottom as soon as possible.
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The Met Office said: "Delays to travel are possible, with a lower likelihood of cancellations of public transport". People are also urged to be wary of icy roads and pavements, increasing the chances of accidents or injuries.
Substitute Marcus Rashford was unable to add to the scoring as Butland was equal to his flicked finish, while ex-United man Mame Biram Diouf failed to beat De Gea up the other end late on. With 4 goals and 4 assists in 18 starts, he has been the most prolific this season for the Potters. Stoke just could not get near the French magician as he inspired United to all three points. Stoke are in the relegation zone and a point adrift of 17th-placed Southampton.