The Sunderland players were training on Thursday ahead of the Premier League game against Manchester United away from home on Saturday afternoon.
The Black Cats will head into the encounter at Old Trafford on the back of a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Stadium of Light in the third round of the League Cup.
Heading into this weekend’s round of matches in the Premier League, Sunderland find themselves at the bottom of the league table with just two points from six games.
Dick Advocaat’s side have been really disappointing so far this campaign, and there are suggestions that they could go down to the Championship at the end of the season.
Sunderland will find it tough against United on Saturday, especially as the Red Devils are in good form with summer transfer signing Anthony Martial on fire.