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  • Date:03 May 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,347
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

93:46 +3.46

Phil Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Emanuele Giaccherini.

92:23 +2.23

Jack Colback fouled by Danny Welbeck, the ref awards a free kick.

91:06 +1.06

Jozy Altidore concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrice Evra.

91:00 +1.00

Free kick taken by Emanuele Giaccherini.

90:23 +0.23

Nemanja Vidic shown a yellow card.

90:07 +0.07

Nemanja Vidic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore.

89:35

Marcos Alonso makes a clearance.

89:29

Adnan Januzaj sends in a cross.

88:13

Free kick taken by Phil Jones.

88:00

Emanuele Giaccherini is caught offside.

85:50

Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

83:52

Shot by Marcos Alonso went wide left of the goal.

83:50

Fabio Borini takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

79:19

A cross is delivered by Fabio Borini.

78:44

Darren Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback.

78:37

Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

78:04

The referee blows for offside against Robin van Persie.

76:15

Danny Welbeck takes a fantastic shot and cleared the crossbar.

73:42

Liam Bridcutt comes on in place of Sebastian Larsson.

72:49

The ball is swung over by Phil Jones.

72:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Danny Welbeck.

71:45

Shot by Jack Colback missed to the left of the net.

71:41

The ball is sent over by Jozy Altidore.

70:12

Phil Jones takes the free kick.

69:51

Unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Jack Colback results in a free kick.

68:55

John O'Shea makes a clearance.

68:51

The ball is swung over by Patrice Evra.

66:29

Fabio Borini makes a clearance.

66:27

Adnan Januzaj crosses the ball in from the free kick.

66:04

Ashley Young leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Welbeck.

65:50

Robin van Persie comes on in place of Juan Mata.

65:31

Fabio Borini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adnan Januzaj.

64:04

Jozy Altidore comes on in place of Connor Wickham.

61:50

Phil Jones takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

61:47

Chance falls to Nemanja Vidic who heads at goal. Vito Mannone fumbles the ball.

61:45

Corner taken by Juan Mata.

61:17

Clearance made by John O'Shea.

60:24

Centre by Ashley Young.

58:52

Phil Jones manages to make a clearance.

57:51

Marcos Alonso makes a clearance.

57:27

Nemanja Vidic restarts play with the free kick.

57:03

Emanuele Giaccherini is brought on as a substitute for Adam Johnson.

56:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Phil Jones.

56:18

Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

55:40

Ashley Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Alonso.

55:30

The ball is delivered by Phil Jones.

55:19

John O'Shea makes a clearance.

54:46

Clearance by Wes Brown.

54:23

Adnan Januzaj has an effort at goal. Blocked by Santiago Vergini.

51:49

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

51:25

(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Adnan Januzaj coming on for Luis Nani.

50:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Young.

48:36

Clearance by Jack Colback.

The second half begins.

46:01 +1.01

Foul by Lee Cattermole on Juan Mata, free kick awarded.

45:12

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00

Clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

43:57

Adam Johnson delivers the ball.

43:26

Handball by Adam Johnson.

39:53

The ball is sent over by Ashley Young.

37:42

A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson.

35:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Nani by Lee Cattermole.

34:58

Free kick taken by Patrice Evra.

34:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Patrice Evra.

34:39

Clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.

33:38

Juan Mata delivers the ball.

32:02

Unfair challenge on Michael Carrick by Jack Colback results in a free kick.

31:48

Ashley Young delivers the ball.

31:25

Fabio Borini manages to make a clearance.

30:50

Marcos Alonso gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young.

29:42

Sebastian Larsson scores with their right foot. Man Utd 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Connor Wickham.

28:27

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

27:16

Ashley Young produces a cross.

26:33

Adam Johnson takes the free kick.

25:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Carrick on Fabio Borini.

24:42

The ball is sent over by Connor Wickham.

24:26

Vito Mannone takes the free kick.

23:35

Nemanja Vidic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini.

23:29

Javier Hernandez takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

23:12

Clearance by Santiago Vergini.

20:13

Patrice Evra makes a clearance.

19:46

Corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line.

18:05

Jack Colback makes a clearance.

17:43

Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

17:07

Nemanja Vidic challenges Connor Wickham unfairly and gives away a free kick.

16:25

Corner taken by Ashley Young.

15:56

Michael Carrick produces a cross.

13:23

Shot by Adam Johnson missed to the left of the target.

12:28

Darren Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini.

10:41

Michael Carrick takes the free kick.

10:30

Darren Fletcher fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick.

10:15

Clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

7:56

Clearance by Wes Brown.

7:55

The ball is sent over by Ashley Young.

6:00

Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.

5:49

Michael Carrick fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick.

4:14

Ashley Young delivers the ball.

2:48

A cross is delivered by Ashley Young.

1:34

Michael Carrick takes the free kick.

1:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Hernandez by John O'Shea.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

Giggs' future plans can wait Ryan Giggs is refusing to contemplate how his future might unfold beyond the end of the season. Speculation is mounting that Manchester United will appoint Louis van Gaal as their new manager next week after holding talks with the Holland coach this week. Whether Giggs stays on as part of the Dutchman's staff remains to be seen. United are keen to keep a sense of continuity but they will not force the new manager to keep Giggs, or any of his coaches, at Old Trafford next year. A number of scenarios could play out this summer. Giggs could coach under Van Gaal, he could play for the Dutchman or he may depart for pastures new after 24 years at Old Trafford. But Giggs will not consider any of those possibilities until his four-match spell in charge has ended. "My concentration is on the remaining three games and then I will see what happens at the end of the season," Giggs said. "I have got to decide if I want to play or not so there is no point thinking if I want to be an assistant or if I want to be a manager somewhere else. "There are so many things to think about, but that's in the future. "I honestly don't know (what I will do)." Giggs, signed by Sir Alex Ferguson as a schoolboy in 1990, knows the day he hangs up his boots will be an emotional one. But the idea of leaving Old Trafford to coach elsewhere will surely be even more difficult for the 40-year-old after the support he has had in his role as interim boss over the last 10 days. When the 75,000 fans inside Old Trafford stood to applaud Giggs as he strolled down the touchline in his club suit last Saturday, it was like a scene from a Hollywood film. If Giggs is to say goodbye to United this summer, there are only two more chances for him to run out on to the pitch at Old Trafford. Giggs will not ditch his suit and slip on the United kit for Saturday's match against Sunderland and there is a possibility that he will not turn out in the final home match of the season against Hull three days later. "As footballers, we are pretty superstitious so (I will keep) my suit on (for the Sunderland game)," Giggs said before quickly following up with "Unless I am playing, of course! "I am still training and doing bits and pieces so I am still in the frame for playing the remaining games or being involved. "It is just a case of keeping myself fit. Hopefully we win every game and I might not get back in." Not even the prospect of scoring in his 21st consecutive Premier League season would affect Giggs' judgement on the matter. "It would be nice (to score) but I am not too bothered about that," Giggs said. "My priorities have changed a little bit." Giggs will also find himself in another unusual situation this weekend when he tries to manage a team to victory over former team-mates. "It will be great to see Wes (Brown) and John O'Shea back," Giggs said of the former United duo, who left for Sunderland in 2011. "They are in really good form, and Phil Bardsley is as well. "The service they have given to this club will never be forgotten. They were great team-mates." Gus Poyet will send Sunderland into battle hoping to make a decisive breakthrough in his most eventful season in football. The 46-year-old head coach has experienced a derby double, victory at Chelsea and a Wembley cup final at the same time as fighting a season-long battle to prevent the club from slipping out of the Barclays Premier League. That fight has taken a significant turn for the better in recent weeks with a return of seven points from a possible nine - remarkably four of them collected from trips to title challengers Manchester City and Chelsea - having eased the Black Cats out of the relegation zone. A continuation of that record at United on Saturday would provide further hope as what has proved to be a gruelling campaign heads towards its conclusion. Poyet said: "It's the most up and down. I don't remember having a season like it. "I have been in teams where we have been poor for a long, long time and we played for relegation - I remember in Spain and even the last year at Spurs, my last year was quite difficult. "Then in another place where everything goes for you and you are winning all the time... "But to have so many ups and downs? No, I don't remember."

Formation:4231Manager: Ryan Giggs

Man Utd

Formation: 4141Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

  • David De Gea
  • Phil Jones
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Patrice Evra
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Michael Carrick
  • Luis Nani
  • Juan Mata
  • Ashley Young
  • Javier Hernandez
  • SUBS
  • Chris Smalling
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Robin van Persie
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Ben Amos
  • Adnan Januzaj

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWWLW
  • Man Utd
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • LLLDWW

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 05/10/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 30/03/2013
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 15/12/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 13/05/2012
  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 05/11/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 26/12/2010

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 14
  • R van Persie 9
  • D Welbeck 9
  • JM Mata 5
  • JB Hernandez 4
  • A Januzaj 4
  • A Young 2
  • AL Valencia 2
  • M Carrick 1
  • P Evra 1
  • T Cleverley 1
  • C Smalling 1
  • P Jones 1

Sunderland

  • A Johnson 7
  • C Wickham 5
  • E Giaccherini 4
  • S Fletcher 3
  • P Bardsley 2
  • S Ki 2
  • J Colback 2
  • F Borini 2
  • J O'Shea 1
  • C Gardner 1
  • L Cattermole 1
  • J Altidore 1

Goals

Man Utd

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 60
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 37
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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