‘Manchester United should be afraid of Stoke’

London: Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson has warned Manchester United that they should fear his side when they arrive at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The 28-year-old has hailed the Staffordshire club`s change of fortunes under manager Tony Pulis, insisting that they can now compete with any other team in the top flight.

And, with the Potters going into the game against Sir Alex Ferguson`s men having lost just once so far this season, Wilkinson is adamant that his team-mates can cause another upset.

"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,” he said in an interview.

"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.”

"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."