The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Sunday, April 09 2017
Kickoff Time - 1330 Hrs BST
Venue - Stadium of Light, Sunderland
League standings and form guide
5. Manchester United : WDWDD
20. Sunderland : LLDLL
Manchester United 3 : 1 Sunderland
Sunderland 2 : 1 Manchester United
Manchester United 3 : 0 Sunderland
Manchester United 2 : 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 : 1 Manchester United
Manchester United wins - 59
Sunderland wins - 39
Draws - 29
Chris Smalling (knee injury), Phil Jones (toe injury), Juan Mata (groin surgery), Wayne Rooney (ankle injury) and Ashley Young ruled out.
Jan Kirchhoff (cartilage knee injury), Duncan Watmore (ACL knee injury), Paddy McNair (ACL knee injury), Adnan Januzaj (not eligible) and John O'Shea (personal reasons) ruled out. Steven Pienaar (calf strain) doubtful.
Know the opposition
Sunderland Association Football Club (nicknamed The Black Cats), are a professional football club based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England - and were founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers Association Football Club by James Allan. Although they haven't been competitive in recent seasons, Sunderland were one of the most successful clubs in the nation through the late 19th century, and the early parts of the 20th, winning 6 league championships between 1892 and 1936, and were termed the 'Team of All Talents' at the turn of the 20th century, aside from winning the FA Cup twice and the League Cup once. The club plays its home games at the Stadium of Light, and has a long-standing sporting rivalry with neighbors Newcastle United in a match termed the Tyne-Wear Derby.
John O'Shea (at United from 1999-2011), Donald Love (2002-16), Patrick McNair (2011-16), Darron Gibson (2004-12),