Manchester United welcome Sunderland to Old Trafford on Saturday (Watch live on NBCSN, 10 a.m. ET on online via Live Extra) as Ryan Giggs in search of his second-straight win as United boss on an interim basis.
United are still in seventh spot but can finish in the top six if they win their three remaining games and Spurs slip up ahead of them. That must be the aim for the Red Devils.
As for Sunderland, Gus Poyet’s side are in fine form after a win and two draws in their last three games. The Black Cats dragged themselves out of the bottom three for the first time since February 10 after they hammered fellow strugglers Cardiff City last weekend. The Mackems are full of confidence, can they bag a vital win away at Old Trafford for the first time ever in the Premier League? Now is the time.
In teams news Man United start Javier Hernandez up top as Ashley Young and Juan Mata also start on the wings, while Sunderland are unchanged from the team that beat Cardiff last time out.
Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Young, Mata, Hernandez. Subs: Amos, Smalling, Valencia, Fellaini, Januzaj, Welbeck, Van Persie.
Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Colback, Johnson, Borini, Wickham. Subs: Bardsley, Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Bridcutt, Scocco, Ustari