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Premier League GW26: Sunderland vs Manchester United Starting XI Revealed

Manchester United travel to Sunderland to keep their top 4 dreams alive as Louis Van Gaal will go under the scanner once more. Ahead of the kick-off, we bring to you the official Sunderland vs Manchester United Starting XI from Stadium of Light.

Team news tonight sees Morgan Schneiderlin return to the starting lineup at the expense of Marouane Fellaini. Mata-Lingard-Martial trio are there to support Wayne Rooney, who plays up top on his own.

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Sunderland starting XI – Mannone, Yedlin, O’Shea, Kone, van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, N’Doye, Defoe

Substitutes: Brown, Rodwell, Borini, Matthews, Pickford, Toivonen, Honeyman

Manchester United starting XI – De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rooney

Substitutes: Romero, Love, Weir, Pereira, Herrera, Memphis, Keane

Despite the poor results, The Dutchman has been defiant in the buildup to the game squashing any rumours of his exit in the summer. Van Gaal blamed the media for making up Jose Mourinho to Man United stories and believes, he can stay at the club next summer.

As for his opposing number Sam Allardyce, consistency will be in order as relegation battle is looming large for the Black cats. Jermaine Defoe looks the only goal scoring option for Sunderland and he will be given the responsibility of causing an upset tonight.

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