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Peter Crouch says Stoke City in confident mood ahead of Manchester United trip

Peter Crouch: Pleased with how Stoke have fared so far this season

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Peter Crouch claims Stoke City will head to Manchester United on Saturday confident that they secure a positive result.

The Potters have been beaten on each of their four visits to Old Trafford since returning to the Premier League in 2008 - conceding 13 goals and scoring just one.

Crouch is, however, convinced that a positive opening to the current campaign, which has brought eight points from seven matches, will stand Tony Pulis' side in good stead this weekend.

They have already visited Chelsea and Liverpool this season, while tackling Arsenal and Manchester City at home, and morale is high within the Britannia Stadium camp.

Crouch told The Sentinel: "Anfield is a tough place to go, so to get a point there is fantastic. We had chances to maybe nick it too, so it was a deserved point.

"The Chelsea game was frustrating because we felt we could have got something out of it. We got something at Liverpool, but the bigger test will be at United.

"We have had some tough games, so to get the points we have has been brilliant.

"It has given us a good foothold and we will look to improve on that when we get some easier fixtures."