Sunderland vs Man Utd: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on May 11, 2012

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Manchester United will look to keep alive their slim hopes of retaining their Premier League title, as they take on Sunderland on Sunday.

United trail rivals Man City on goal difference going into the final game of the season and victory for Roberto Mancini’s men over QPR at the Etihad will almost certainly secure their first title in 44 years, as it would leave the Reds needing to overturn at least a 9-goal gap against Sunderland to snatch the title.

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All Sir Alex Ferguson’s side can do is put in a professional display and beat Sunderland, then hope for former United ace Mark Hughes to cause an upset against City.

Martin O’Neill’s side go into the game in poor form, failing to win any of their previous seven games, but a win could secure a top 10 finish which would be regarded as a huge success given the start they made this season.

Team news

Sunderland have no fresh injury concerns going into the game. Former United defender Wes Brown is back in training following a lengthy lay-off with a knee injury, but it’s unlikely he will take any part.

Titus Bramble is back in the squad but Sebastien Larsson and Kieran Richardson are both out.

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Chris Smalling is out with a groin injury, and the defender will now miss this summers European Championships.

Jonny Evans missed last weeks win over Swansea and is unlikely to return in time to face Sunderland, so Phil Jones is almost certain to come in and play alongside Rio Ferdinand.

Javier Hernandez is expected to continue alongside Wayne Rooney up front with Danny Welbeck still sidelined with an ankle complaint, but the striker is on course to be fit for the Euro’s.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Sir Alex and Man Utd are vastly experienced at dealing with these types of situations. They have been there and done it and i can’t see anything other than a United win on Sunday, then they will just have to hope for a favour from QPR. Sunderland 0-2 Man Utd.

What are your thoughts on the game? Get involved in the comments section.

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11 Comments

  1. Akala

    May 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Scholse and charrick and nani out

    • chelsea no. 1 fan

      May 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      why are they all out injured or something?

  2. Ismaheel shola akeem warrah

    May 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Arsenal must win tomarrow against WBA. Wenger give reasonable squared without include Aaro Rasmey first squared on the pitch, then I prefare conquel than jenkinson

    • chelsea no. 1 fan

      May 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      that does not make sense and arsenal will not win v wba

  3. Ismaheel shola akeem warrah

    May 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Sir tomarrow play with full determin to win the EPL title will you, not mancini

  4. osman

    May 13, 2012 at 7:34 am

    man utd win 2012 barklays

  5. osman

    May 13, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Iam man utd supporter so man win for 20 times

    • chelsea no. 1 fan

      May 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      man utd are so not going to beat sunderland which means utd will not win the title, chelsea will!

  6. mar

    May 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    chelsea have a very bad team on v blackburn, same as on tuesdat night c liverpool

    • chelsea no. 1 fan

      May 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      you’d wanna watch your spelling!

  7. chelsea no. 1 fan

    May 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    chelsea better win the champions league next week against bayern because that would mean they would knock out there noisy neighbors, newcastle.

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