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Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney will be hoping to score his first league goal against Sunderland. Getty

Manchester United will take on Sunderland in a weekend Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday, 26 September.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Live coverage is on Setanta Sports 1. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm BST.


United come into the game after a 3-0 victory over Ipswich Town in the third round of the Capital One Cup. Wayne Rooney opened the score before Andreas Pereira doubled the lead from a free-kick. Anthony Martial scored the third goal, his fourth in four matches, to make sure Louis van Gaal registered his first win in the competition. They face Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

Fabio Borini
Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has revealed the reason for wanting Liverpool exit this summer. Getty

Sunderland have not enjoyed a great run in the Premier League this season. They have not won any of the league matches and have collected only two points so far. Their form is a matter of concern for manager Dick Advoocat. The Black Cats were eliminated from the Capital One Cup following their 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Premier League leaders. It is going to be a tough task for Sunderland to pick up three points against United at Old Trafford.

What managers say

Louis van Gaal: "No, no, because I have said that Wayne shall score sooner or later. It was a fantastic goal (against Ipswich Town), the most beautiful goal of the evening."

Dick Advocaat: "I am not as negative as you might expect," he said. "Of course, I was not happy with three of the goals we gave away. I will not name names but everyone could see the mistakes. But the way we played in the first 25 minutes was very positive and I was pleased with our commitment in the second half."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester United to win: 2/9
  • Draw: 23/4
  • Sunderland to win: 13

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions): W W L W L
  • Last Result: Manchester United 3-0 Ipswich Town


  • Last Five (all competitions): L L L D W
  • Last Result: Sunderland 1-4 Manchester City

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal is satisfied with his options up front Getty Images

Manchester United

  • Injuredb: Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Carrick, Schneiderlin; Mata, Rooney, Memphis; Martial


  • Injured: Adam Matthews
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Pantilimon; Yedlin, Kaboul, Coates, van Aanholt; M'Vila, Cattermole; Toivonen, Lens, Larsson; Borini