“Sunderland have been in really good form recently,"

"It is impressive that they got a win and a draw from away games against Chelsea and Manchester City, which are both extremely tough matches.

“They are in good form despite their position and, as they are fighting for their lives, we know they will give everything they have got for another good result today. We must get ready for that. We know that it is always tough to play against teams who have such a clear cause.

“The Norwich match was not easy, either, but we made life easier by scoring the first goal and going on from there. It is important to score the first goal today, too. If we can get the first goal at an early time, we can play on smoothly. The atmosphere at Old Trafford when we score the first goal always provides a big boost for the players.”