Tag Archive for Capital One Cup

Player Ratings: United 2-1 Sunderland

After 120 minutes of distinctly average football, Manchester United won on the night but it wasn’t enough to progress to the final. Sunderland won in the penalty shootout and deservedly so, as Gus Poyet’s men were the far better team on the night and they deserve their trip to Wembley.

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Match Preview: United vs Sunderland (Capital One Cup)

In what is perhaps our most important game of the season so far, Manchester United must overturn a 2-1 deficit against Sunderland and send the fans home happy knowing they’ve a trip to Wembley to look forward to. If we make it to the final, an all-Manchester affair awaits.

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Predicted Starting XI: United vs Sunderland (Capital One Cup)

Manchester United must overcome a 2-1 deficit at home to Sunderland tomorrow night if they are to set up an all-Manchester Capital One Cup final. With the boost that both Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are back in training, the lads should have enough to go out and turn the tie around.

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Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-1 United

David de Gea – Couldn’t do anything about either goal, but made an excellent save to prevent the scoreline from being even more embarrassing. 5/10

Rafael – Lucky to have not been sent off for two yellow cards. Looked rusty throughout and gave the ball away on far too many occasions. 4/10

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Confirmed Line-Up: Sunderland vs United (Capital One Cup)

The last time these two sides met Adnan Januzaj made a stunning full debut scoring two goals to bring United back from the dead and break Black Cats hearts. The youngster starts again tonight, and he’ll be hoping to repeat the feat and send United on their way to a probable Wembley date with Manchester City.

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Match Preview: Sunderland vs Manchester United (League Cup Semi Final First Leg)

After crashing out of the FA Cup on Sunday with yet another home defeat this time at the hands of Swansea, Moyes and his men will hope they fair a little better in the other domestic cup and take a step towards Wembley with a win at the Stadium of Light.

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Predicted Starting XI: Sunderland vs United (Capital One Cup)

United travel North to take on a reinvigorated Sunderland side in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final. At the moment this certainly looks like the best possibility for a trophy this season, but even if we get past Sunderland over two matches, the chance are that Manchester City will await us in the final.

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Player Ratings: Stoke 0-2 United

David de Gea – Nothing to do. Distribution poor tonight though. 5/10

Rafael – Back to his best. Bombed forward and linked up well with Valencia. 7/10

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Capital One Cup draw made

Manchester United overcame Stoke by 2 goals to nil on a cold and windy night at the Britannia Stadium. The first half was a dull affair, largely due to the conditions, but United meant business in the second 45 minutes. Ashley Young and Patrice Evra provided the goals which sent United through to the semi-finals.

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Confirmed Starting XI: Stoke vs United

Starting XI

De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Jones, Anderson, Young; Welbeck

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