Predicted Sunderland line-up to play Manchester United: Impressive new signings start

Here is how we predict Sunderland and Manchester United will line up this weekend:

To be played on Saturday 13th February 2016 at 12:45. Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Odds: Sunderland 19/5, Draw 5/2, Man Utd 4/5

Sunderland welcome Manchester United to the Stadium of Light on Saturday with the Black Cats desperate for the three points in their bid to pull clear of the relegation zone.

Sam Allardyce’s side have impressed in recent weeks, putting in arguably their best performance of the season in a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City and clawing back a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with Liverpool just a few days later.

That said, Sunderland are still 19th in the Premier League table, four points from safety with 13 matches remaining.

As for United, they are six points outside the top four with time running out to secure a Champions League qualification place for next season, so they will be desperate for a win of their own.

In early team news, Sunderland are without Seb Larsson due to a knee injury while Jeremain Lens is rated at 50/50 to recover from a groin injury.

Sunderland also have minor doubts regarding Younes Kaboul, Fabio Borini and Duncan Watmore but all three are rated at 75 per cent to be ready if called upon.

As for United, they are without Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ashley Young and they have minor doubts regarding Phil Jones, Guillermo Varela and Adnan Januzaj.

Sunderland predicted lineup

  • Vito Mannone
  • Billy Jones
  • Jan Kirchhoff
  • Lamine Koné
  • John O'Shea
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Wahbi Khazri
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Duncan Watmore

Man Utd predicted lineup

  • David de Gea
  • Daley Blind
  • Cameron Borthwick-Jackson
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Chris Smalling
  • Michael Carrick
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Juan Mata
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Anthony Martial
  • Wayne Rooney

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