Manchester United is hosting Sunderland on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup. Sunderland manager Gus Poyet suggested the match could be a must win for United as they look to advance to the final against Manchester City. Sunderland currently holds a 2-1 lead in the aggregate as well.
“Yes, it could be, it could be,” Poyet said, via ESPN FC. ”It’s a possibility to win a trophy, it’s a possibility of winning a trophy by beating their biggest rivals.
“It’s an important game for Manchester United, I am sure. They need to make sure that they get in there as well.
“Now, we are not going to go there feeling sorry or whatever, we are going to go there to do our job and play the game, make it difficult for them, make sure we are a difficult team to play against, that we go with the mentality to win and score goals, and then we will see.
“Then the opposition plays and if [Wayne] Rooney is available or if he is not… Like I always say, they are very, very good and they are Manchester United.
“That’s no problem, we need to make sure we are good ourselves.”
Date: January 22
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Manchester, England
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV Info: beIN Sport USA
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
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