MANCHESTER United are going through a bad patch at the moment, and visit on the back of the FA Cup defeat to Swansea.
But they have a strong squad and will bring a few back for this game.
Gus Poyet will put his best team out as we try to to get some silverware for Sunderland’s cabinet, which has been empty for the past 40 years.
We need to get a win in the first leg to stand a chance of getting through to the final, so we have to attack United with a 4-3-3 system and try to get some goals on board to take to Old Trafford.
We should have a good crowd for this game and I urge the fans to get behind Sunderland.
Prediction: Sunderland 2 Man Utd 1