Sunderland v Manchester United
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Larsson Saves Sunderland with Late Goal
The Back Cats opened the scoring in last weekend’s 2-2 draw away to West Bromwich Albion, with Lee Cattermole taking the spoils after netting a spectacular 20 yard drive into the top corner, in the fifth minute.
With their hosts eventually taking a 2-1 lead, Sunderland levelled through a nice team-move, which resulted in Larsson slotting home in the 85th minute to earn his side a point.
Swansea Repeat 2013/14 Result with 2-1 Win at Old Trafford
Players change, coaches and tactics change, yet results of previous seasons often repeat. That, of course, was the case when Louis van Gaal lost his competitive debut as Manchester United coach last Saturday.
The Dutchman was without a few players due to injuries, but Swansea were deserved winners on the day and the only positive that Utd can take from the game is that Wayne Rooney opened his seasonal account in front of goal.
Man Utd Sign Rojo on Five-Year Deal
Dubbed Argentina’s weak link prior to the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Marcos Rojo has, nevertheless, been snapped up for £16 million by Manchester United.
Formerly of Sporting Lisbon, Rojo can play in central defence or at left-back and, at 24 years of age, fits in with the Manchester club’s manager’s policy of signing young players.
Rojo was quoted as saying “It is such an honour to say that I now play for Manchester United. The Premier League is the most exciting league in the world and to have the chance to play in it for the world’s biggest club is a dream for me.”
“I am young and am very keen to continue to learn the game, so playing for such an experienced technical coach as Louis van Gaal is a fantastic opportunity for me. I have joined United to work hard with my team-mates to win trophies and I know that the manager shares that ambition.”
Sunderland v Manchester United Betting
All in all, we think that it’s hard to trust Manchester United right now and prefer the goals angle.
The first Premier League game of each team contained at least three goals in round one of 2014/15, while if head-to-head records are anything to go by, the last two meetings between Sunderland and Manchester United at the Stadium of Light have also seen three goals scored in each.