Rafael Da Silva will miss yet another Premier League match after being ruled out of the home match against Stoke City.
The Brazilian defender has been unable to feature for United since the 1-1 draw with Chelsea towards the end of October. He has been plagued by injury problems this campaign, like many other United players, and he has featured in only six league matches this campaign. The absence of the Brazilian has forced manager Louis Van Gaal into utilising midfielder Antonio Valencia in a right back position. This has compromised the defensive stability of the team to a certain extent.