Phil Neville remains sidelined and Victor Anichebe is also likely to miss out, but Kevin Mirallas could feature despite suffering a recurrence of a hamstring problem against Spurs.
Steven Naismith may, however, start in the Belgian's place with Moyes unlikely to take any risks at this stage, while fit again Darron Gibson will keep his place ahead of Hitzlsperger in midfield.
Elsewhere the team is likely to remain unchanged after the late win last weekend, though Apostolos Vellios could get a chance from the bench if the game remains in the balance.
Everton will have been buoyed after their dramatic last gasp win over Tottenham last time out but face a Stoke side that have now gone unbeaten in 6 games, with only United picking up more than Pulis' side's 14 points in that run.
Games between the two sides are always tight affairs, with the Potters unbeaten in their last 3 matches against Everton, and the Toffees have only netted 3 goals in the previous 6 encounters between the sides.
The two teams have lost just 5 times between them this season (Everton 2, Stoke 3) so a low-scoring draw certainly seems the most likely outcome in this one.
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