Reveillere suggests Sunderland away record can prompt United upset: Does he have a case?

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Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere has backed his team's away record this season ahead of the game against Manchester United.

Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere has told the Chronicle he feels his team have enough to get a win against Manchester United this weekend.

The Black Cats head to Old Trafford as heavy underdogs to take anything from the match, even though United go into the contest after losing to Swansea City in their last game.

“We’ll be ready for it and we’ve done well away from home this season - If we can show our quality on the ball, we can come away with something,” said Reveillere.

So what does Sunderland’s away record this season suggest about how they will play?

Two wins, six draws and four defeats suggests they are a difficult team to beat when they play on the road.

They have lost fewer away games this season than Arsenal and Liverpool who are chasing Champions League places.

The main problem seems to have been scoring goals (ten so far), with only three teams having scored fewer goals away from home in the Premier League.

Defensively they have conceded 18, which is the same number as Arsenal and only one more than Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Sunderland can get a result this weekend but they need a number of things to go in their favour.

Manchester United need to have an off day and Sunderland need a little bit of luck with the run of the ball going for them. If they can keep a clean sheet, they can apply some pressure but considering the talent in United’s attack, that’s going to be extremely difficult.

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