Sunderland take on Manchester United in the Premier League at the Stadium of Light on 9 April, Sunday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 1:30pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm BST.


Sunderland have struggled to manage a victory and should they fail to improve the situation in the next few fixtures, they are destined to go down this season. In the last match, they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Premier League champions Leicester City.

Two second half goals from Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy were sufficient for the Foxes to seal three crucial points against the Black Cats. Sunderland have managed only one win in this calendar year and that came against Crystal Palace early in February.

David Moyes has a tough task on his hands as he looks to help his side avoid a drop. His side will be facing his former club in the league tie on Sunday and the Scot is aware that it will not be easy to avoid a defeat against the Red Devils.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescued a point for Manchester United against Everton Getty Images

United enter this tie after settling for a 1-1 draw against Everton in their last fixture. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's stoppage time penalty cancelled Phil Jagielka's first goal in two years for the Merseyside club.

The Red Devils have struggled in recent times and are without a win in April as both their fixtures have ended in a draw. The first one came against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford, which was followed by a draw against Everton at home.

Jose Mourinho has issued a warning to his attackers to improve their goalscoring record. The Portuguese tactician will be hoping his side can bounce back from the two draws, when they face Sunderland.

What managers say

David Moyes: "Look, we're not kidding on, we're getting close to desperation. We have to win. I have been saying that for the last... I was probably saying it before Christmas time. In fact, I've been saying it since probably day one of the season if you want to be truthful, that we had to win. I don't think my message has changed from then to what it is now, that we have to try to win the games. We are certainly not giving up. We have got chances. The club has done it (in the past). If we won the remaining games, we would stay up. That's the answer, win the remaining games," Moyes told talkSPORT.

Jose Mourinho: "I have sympathy with every manager that is fighting hard to reach their objectives. He is in trouble to do it. In the end there is one team going to be champions and three to be relegated, but everyone is a good professional and gives everything, fights all season. Some of us are sacked in the middle of the season. It's difficult so I have sympathy for everyone," Mourinho was reported as saying by the Daily Mail.

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Sunderland: 10
  • Draw: 4
  • Manchester United: 4/11

Team News

Ander Herrera
Ander Herrera says Jose Mourinho is building a strong Manchester United Getty


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Manchester United

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