Man Utd hit hard by injury during Stoke draw
With Sir Alex Ferguson having brought Dimitar Berbatov into his first XI to replace hamstring victim Wayne Rooney, the United manager then lost Jonny Evans to injury in the warm-up and had to call in Antonio Valencia.
Ferguson said: "It is not easy. With Hernandez he gives you that penetration and speed. That was a loss.
"Jonny thought he would be okay but in the warm-up it was no use. We had to make that change."