Manchester United will take on Sunderland in the 2nd leg semi-final of Capital One Cup tonight at the Old Trafford where the Red Devils need to win this tie, in order to give themselves a chance to win any domestic silverware.
David Moyes’ side are already out of the FA Cup and following the defeat at the hands of Chelsea last weekend, their hopes of mounting a challenge for the Premier League title is all but over.
United are already trailing by 2-1 from first leg, but at home, expect them to put up a strong performance. The Champions are missing several key players for this tie – strike duo Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie likely to miss out while skipper Nemanja Vidic will miss this game through suspension.
Therefore, in the defence, expect Phil Jones to partner Jonny Evans, while Buttner may come in for Patrice Evra, who is doubtful for this tie as well.
Javier Hernandez scored against Chelsea in the last match and Moyes could give him a rare start up front with Welbeck dropping deep in no 10 role.
Prediction: 3-1; Manchester United need to this tie and expect them to put up a strong performance tonight.