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Marc Muniesa Martinez | Defensemen

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 170

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Marc Muniesa has signed a contract extension with Stoke City that will see him play the next four season for the club.
Muniesa, likely to start in the center of defense with Ryan Shawcross out and Marc Wilson likely to join him, was impressive when healthy last season and fits Mark Hughes' mini-Barcelona motif that he has been building at the Britannia. In pledging his future to the club, Muniesa is helping to validate Hughes' direction and that players with his pedigree are willing to spend a lot of rainy Wednesday nights in Stoke. Aug 7 - 4:06 PM
Source: Twitter.com

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Marc Muniesa has been declared fit enough to return to the Match Day squad for Week 31.

Muniesa has had a strong breakout season but despite his return to the squad a match against Chelsea is probably not the time to return him to your line-up. Where Muniesa fits in with Mark Hughes' defense fully fit again is also a legitimate question for anyone considering the versatile defender.
Apr 3 - 11:54 AM

Stoke City are facing a defensive crisis ahead of the trip to Villa Park in GW26 following the injury to Marc Muniesa during Saturdays’ fifth round FA Cup defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

The loss of Muniesa topped a thoroughly miserable afternoon for the Premier League side who were taught a lesson by their Championship counterparts. The tie was effectively over as a contest early in the second half as the defender pulled up chasing a ball over the top leaving Josh King to grab his second goal of the game to make it 3-1. Stoke were already down to ten men as Geoff Cameron was shown a straight red for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity which rules him out of the Aston Villa tie. With Robert Huth on-loan at Leicester Mark Hughes will be hoping Ryan Shawcross [back] and Marc Wilson [groin] can recover in time as Muniesa is likely miss a number of weeks following his hamstring strain.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 14 - 1:17 PM

Marc Muniesa played a significant part in consecutive Stoke City clean sheets to close out 2014 and his prospects are looking strong after a good first half of the season.

Stoke City have some strong depth at the back with Ryan Shawcross, Marc Wilson, Muniesa, Robert Huth, and Geoff Cameron all capable of playing center back. Muniesa, Cameron, Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley are all capable of playing in wide defensive roles as well. We knew most of this heading into the season but Muniesa has inserted himself into the conversation as he has gotten his chances over the first half. He is exploding into 2015 on the back of consecutive 16 and 15 point efforts in the Yahoo format. He isn't a no-doubt first-teamer yet but he could get there soon and certainly merits watching.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Marc Muniesa injured his hamstring in the Potters' Week 15 victory over Arsenal and is unlikely to be ready to return to the starting line-up for Week 16 against Crystal Palace.

Just whether Muniesa should be considered a starter when healthy at this point or not isn't exactly clear. The Stoke City defense has been a bit of a moving target due to injuries and illness in recent weeks. What is known is that the Spaniard has been effective when called upon and certainly hasn't looked out of place when he has started. With Marc Wilson and Robert Huth both fit again, it seems likely that Muniesa won't be risked until he is definitely ready to go.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Stoke City were exemplary during the first half at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday - a performance which blew visitors Arsenal away – and one which signalled intent from the opening 20 seconds.

Peter Crouch scored the quickest goal of the season as Stoke outplayed, outfought and out-gunned a depleted Arsenal side. Prior to the game few would’ve imagined such a comprehensive performance with Glenn Whelan, Steve Sidwell, Victor Moses, Marko Arnautovic and Marc Wilson all missing but with Bojan in scintillating form the Potters swept past their Premier League counterparts in style. However following a controversial disallowed goal midway through the second half Arsenal were able to raise their game coming within a whisker of a point despite the sending-off of Calum Chambers – two yellow cards – although overall you couldn’t disagree that the home side deserved the three points. The injury to Marc Muniesa [hamstring] was the only blemish on an otherwise great day.
Source: The Sentinel
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 03:48:00 PM

Coming off of a brace in League Cup action, Marc Muniesa was given a start against Newcastle and didn't disappoint.

The former Barcelona trainee stepped in for Erik Pieters against Newcastle and neither the club nor the player skipped a beat as they kept a clean sheet with Muniesa providing solid cover. It was a far cry from his brace against Sunderland in the League Cup but a blocked shot, three interceptions and a tackle on top of the clean sheet were enough for a 13 point performance in the Yahoo format. It seems unlikely that he has moved permanently ahead of Pieters but he has served notice that he can be a strong option if Pieters is absent for an extended period.
Source: Yahoo.com
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Former Spanish youth international Marc Muniesa scored a brace against Sunderland to put Stoke City through to the final 16 of the League Cup.

Who would have guessed that Stoke City would end up employing two former Barcelona trainees and that the one scoring a brace against Sunderland on Tuesday wouldn't be Bojan? That was the case as left back Marc Muniesa scored two left-footed goals to answer Jozy Altidore's opener and give Stoke City a League Cup win at the Stadium of Light. It is also worth noting that Stoke City held 60% of the possession on the day. It's a far cry from the Tony Pulis era, huh?
Source: ESPNFC.com
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:15:00 PM

On-loan Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa is back in training for Stoke City.

The club's hierarchy sees Muniesa as an option across the back line, and possibly even in midfield. Stoke has a history of utility players with the likes of Geoff Cameron and Marc Wilson playing different positions in midfield and defence.
Source: The Sentinel
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 12:52:00 AM

Stoke City announced on Twitter that, "Mark Hughes: Marc Muniesa has a groin strain is not available for the weekend".

Muniesa has not gotten off the bench any of Stoke's first three league matches, and will miss Manchester City's visit to the Britannia. His injury probably doesn't impact Mark Hughes' plans, but does limit his options.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 10:45:00 AM