Stoke City's Andy Wilkinson expects to give Manchester United a stern test

Andy Wilkinson: Believes Stoke's work ethic will give Manchester United a stern test

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Stoke City's Andy Wilkinson believes that his side will give Manchester United a stern test when they meet at Old Trafford this weekend.

Defender Wilkinson, who has started four Premier League games this season, concedes that United will be a tough examination of his Stoke side, but feels that the work ethic installed by Tony Pulis will assist his side in their quest for their first Premier League points at Old Trafford.

Wilkinson believes Stoke's transformation under Pulis gives the club reason to go into matches against the largest teams without any fear.

"You dream of playing at places like that [Old Trafford], but once you get out there you have to get on and do your best," Wilkinson told Sky Sports News.

"This club has come so far in the last five years it's unbelievable, with the players we've got here.

"We shouldn't be afraid to go anywhere, and teams should be afraid of us.

"We shouldnu2019t be afraid to go anywhere, and teams should be afraid of us"

Andy Wilkinson

"It's never going to be easy to go to the big clubs, but the gaffer gets us really well organised.

"We are always hard to play against, because we give everything we've got."

Stoke currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League, with just one defeat from their seven league games thus far.