Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 25 Goals 54 (87)
(26) 17 Assists 39 (69)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.2 (7)
27.8 Average Age 29.2
183.5 Average Height (cm) 180.2
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.4 (1.3)
(42%) 40% Aerial Duel Success 47% (47%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.9) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marcos Angeleri Out N/A
Sebastian Larsson Out 7.1
Kieran Richardson Out 6.84
Connor Wickham Out 6.37
Titus Bramble Out 7.11
Wes Brown Out 6.93
Player Reason Status Rating
Anderson Out 7.22
Paul Pogba Out 6.53
Federico Macheda Out 6.24
Nemanja Vidic Out 7.5
Danny Welbeck Out 7.17
Chris Smalling Out 6.84
Darren Fletcher Out 6.75
Michael Owen Doubtful 5.74
Rio Ferdinand Doubtful 6.99
Jonny Evans Doubtful 7.18

Team News

  • Nicklas Bendtner could return to the starting lineup after dropping to the bench for the defeat at Fulham last week, when Ji Dong-Won was given a rare start.
  • Otherwise, Sunderland will probably remain unchanged as they have no absentees to add to their 6-player long injury list, and little to play for.
  • It was confirmed on Friday that Chris Smalling's groin injury will keep him out for long enough that he will not be available for the Euros this summer. Fellow centre-back Rio Ferdinand also picked up a groin injury in the 2-0 win over Swansea last weekend. Ferdinand is a minor doubt while Smalling will definitely miss out.
  • Jonny Evans has not played since the draw with Everton a few weeks ago and is very unlikely to make it back in time.
  • Michael Owen is back in full training and has a chance of a cameo appearance, having missed most of the season through injury.
  • Welbeck remains out along with several long-term absentees for United.

Prediction

  • Manchester United have left things as good as out of their hands with only one match remaining. They are level on points with City, behind only on goal difference, though the deficit is an almost unsurpassable 8 goals. If City win, which they are likely to do so, at home to QPR, the only way United could win the title would be with a win by at least 8 goals more than City. Surely an impossible task.
  • Sunderland could finish anywhere between 10th and 14th, after major dip in form in recent times. They are without a win in 7 games, and have drawn their last 3 at home. It seems Martin O'Neill's side are ready for the season to be over and to go on their summer holidays.
  • United are experts in grinding out results and winning when they need to. They will probably do so again, and will simply hope QPR can do them a favour at the Etihad. However, 3 points probably won't be enough.
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