The one statistic that gives Sunderland hope against Manchester United

Dick Advocaat

Sunderland take on Manchester United this weekend.

Sunderland are still looking for their first win of the Premier League season, and they are hoping to pick it up this weekend, in their seventh game.

However, that challenge is all the more tough due to the opposition Sunderland are taking on this weekend - as they head to Manchester to take on Manchester United.

The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League table, and although they are not playing particular well, results are coming.

David de Gea is back in goal, whilst summer signing Anthony Martial is in exceptional form in front of goal, and the Black Cats dodgy defence will have their work cut out to come away with a draw - let alone a win.

Yet there is one statistic which gives hope to Sunderland, and head coach Dick Adovcaat in particular.

Across his entire career, Advocaat has only lost once to fellow countryman - and United boss - Louis van Gaal, with that lone defeat coming over 20 years ago.

Van Gaal led his famous 1995 Ajax side to victory over a PSV team coached by Advocaat in the Eredivise, although the Red Devils’ boss has never defeated him since.

10 meetings have been held between the two bosses, in the long careers they have had between them, and Sunderland fans will be hoping Advocaat can keep up his impressive record this weekend when the teams take to the field at Old Trafford.

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