Confirmed: Man Utd v Sunderland lineups

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Here is how Manchester United and Sunderland line up for this afternoon's match:

Manchester United welcome Sunderland to Old Trafford this weekend for a vital Premier League encounter for both sides.

United lost 2-1 to Swansea City last weekend and two defeats on the bounce is inconceivable for Louis van Gaal’s side at this stage of the season.

United are running out of matches and must ensure they finish in the top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League, but with Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur all breathing down their necks it will not be easy.

Sunderland are three points clear of the bottom three and have plenty of work to do themselves to ensure they are not fighting a relegation scrap in the final few months of the season.

The Black Cats will take hope from their last visit to Old Trafford, when they won 1-0 back in May. But with just one victory since Christmas Day, Gus Poyet’s side are on a poor run that United will hope to take advantage of.

Man Utd lineup

Starting:

  • David de Gea
  • Jonny Evans
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Chris Smalling
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Daley Blind
  • Ángel Di María
  • Ander Herrera
  • Ashley Young
  • Falcao
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Patrick McNair, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata, James Wilson.

Sunderland lineup

Starting:

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Wes Brown
  • John O'Shea
  • Anthony Réveillere
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Adam Johnson
  • Jordi Gómez
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Connor Wickham

Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Sebastián Coates, Santiago Vergini, Liam Bridcutt, Danny Graham, Steven Fletcher, Duncan Watmore.

 

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