Sunderland v United
Barclays Premier League
Sun 2 May (16:00 BST)
Stadium of Light

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Star man – Darren Bent
Sunderland's striker has bolstered his chances of a place in England's World Cup squad following a free-scoring April. The 26-year-old has hit four goals in his last four games to take his tally to 25 for the campaign, and also struck against United at OT in October.

29/04/2010 09:58, Report by Geoff Berkeley
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Match Pack: Sunderland

Whatever the result between Liverpool and Chelsea, United will be fully focused on victory at the Stadium of Light on Sunday...

Form guide
It's likely that nothing short of three points will do if United are to stay in the hunt for the title, but Sir Alex's men will need to be on guard against an in-form Sunderland side. The Black Cats have won three out of four games in April, including a comfortable 3-1 win over high-flying Tottenham. The Reds will be seeking a better performance in this reverse fixture against the Wearsiders, having escaped defeat at Old Trafford in October courtesy of an Anton Ferdinand injury-time own goal. But the champions' record at the Stadium of Light is strong: five wins and two draws from seven visits. And, after picking up six points against Manchester City and Spurs in the last couple of weeks, United will be in determined mood, especially if leaders Chelsea have dropped points at Anfield earlier in the day.

Ins and outs
Wayne Rooney is doubtful with a groin strain, so Dimitar Berbatov could lead the line on his own again. Rio Ferdinand is also still struggling with a groin injury and Gary Neville (calf) is touch and go, while Owen Hargreaves will be hoping for another place on the bench. Sunderland will be without Alan

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