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Ryan Giggs

Manchester United play hosts to Sunderland at Old Trafford on Sunday as the Red Devils look to end the season on a high.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Live radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC One from 10:20pm BST.


Manchester United are currently seventh in the table, six points behind sixth placed Tottenham, albeit with a game in hand. A win here will keep the pressure on Spurs, who travel to West Ham. A win against Hull City during midweek will lessen the gap between the two sides and keep their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League next season alive.

This is Giggs's second game as manager, having already beaten Norwich 4-0 at home in the first game since taking over from David Moyes. The Welshman has had a galvanising effect on the team who are playing with a spring in their steps after Moyes's departure, something which the management will be keeping an eye on before appointing Louis van Gaal as the permanent manager next season.

Meanwhile, Sunderland have pulled themselves out of the bottom three and a win here will see them go to 35 points and a position of safety from where they can build on to the next season. The Black Cats have emerged as the giant killers in recent weeks, beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and drawing against Manchester City at the Etihad, to secure four points from a difficult run of fixtures.

However, it will be a tough job for Gus Poyet facing a re-motivated United side, where they haven't managed a single win since 1968.

Gus Poyet

What the Managers Say

Ryan Giggs: "A few of the lads have had a bug. Wayne has and Anders [Lindegaard] has too. Wayne also has a tight groin. You have to be careful with the bug because the immune system is down a bit but Wayne, being Wayne, wants to play. We'll monitor it over the next 24 hours. Robin has been back training this week and has looked good. Whether tomorrow is too early, we'll just have to see how he goes today. He has looked really good this week."

Gus Poyet: "We have two more home games left and one away and we need to keep believing. We've made a big step forward and must keep doing the same. We must go to Manchester like we did in the cup semi-final, our visit to Manchester [City] a couple of weeks ago, and the game at Chelsea. It doesn't matter who we play against, we play for ourselves first of all."

Form Guide

Manchester United

  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W L L W D
  • Last Result: Manchester United 4-1 Norwich City


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W W D L L
  • Last Result: Sunderland 4-0 Cardiff City

Team News

Manchester United

  • Injured: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A
  • Doubtful: Rafael (thigh), Wayne Rooney (illness/groin), Anders Lindegaard (illness), Robin van Persie (knee).

Probable Line-Up: De Gea; Smalling, Jones, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Fletcher; Valencia, Mata, Young; Welbeck.


  • Injured: Carlos Cuéllar (hamstring), Steven Fletcher (ankle), Ki Sung Yeung (knee), Keiren Westwood (shoulder).
  • Suspended: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Mannone; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Alonso; Larsson, Cattermole, Colback; Johnson, Wickham, Borini.