Manchester United is going up against Sunderland in the upcoming Premier League on Boxing Day, and the Red Devils will be looking to continue their winning run against Sunderland at home.Jose Mourinho’s squad didn’t drop a point since last three games in the Premier League games, and so the Red Devils will try to finish 2016 on a winning note and get one step closer to reach top 5 in the league table.
They haven’t able to win four games in a row after last April 2015. On the other side, Sunderland has only 14 points out of 17 games. They ranked 18th in the league table right now. The visitors will try to get away with a point to get out of relegation zone in the next match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 26.12.2016. The Red Devils won three times out of four against Black Cats in their previous encounters.
Luke Shaw is the only player who will not be available for this game to play against Sunderland on the boxing day. Mourinho will have his key players as fit and available for the upcoming match against Black Cats on 26.12.2016.
Manchester United Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind; Herrera, Pogba; Mata, Rooney, Mkhitaryan; Ibrahimovic
SUNDERLAND: Team News & Match Preview
Sunderland is trying to fight back to stay in the Premier League under David Moyes after the horrible start of 2016-17 season. They got only 14 points after playing 17 games till now. The Black Cats acquired only 9 points in their last six games.
Manchester United will be a serious threat despite their ups and downs in the tournament so far. Plus, the home team is in good shape now especially after winning previous games.
Moreover, Sunderland’s away form is not convincing at all for last few seasons. In fact, they lost five out of the six away games already in this tournament.
Sunderland’s Manager Moyes will miss his key players due to injury concerns at Old Trafford.
The Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj will be unavailable due to the loan terms against his old team according to the agreement.
(Possible) Sunderland Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Pickford; Love, Kone, Djilobodji, Aanholt; Pienaar, Ndong, Denayer; Borini, Defoe, Anichebe
MANCHESTER UNITED VS SUNDERLAND: Match PREDICTION
It will be a comfortable for Manchester United at Old Trafford to continue their winning streak from the last three games. Zlatan Ibrahimovic adjusted his forward role in the team very well after joining Red Devils in this season. Manchester United will beat Sunderland by 2 or 3 goals. So, my prediction is that Manchester United 2/3 and Sunderland 0.