Premier League - Man Utd v Sunderland
Man Utd look like they have an easy chance to get their push for a Champions League spot back on track against a struggling Sunderland side devoid of confidence. United were beaten last weekend by Swansea who had previously taken the points from them at the start of the season. Van Gaal will be seeking a strong reaction here from his team of superstars with much more expected of Rooney, Falcao and Di Maria, particularly with Van Persie out injured. Poyet’s team have just won once in their last 9 and have plummeted down the table, but they did grab a victory at Old Trafford last year, so this tie could bring some positive thoughts and they will hope their star striker Defoe can fire them to repeat a shock victory.