Manchester United vs. Sunderland: Preview and TV schedule

Michael Regan

The Black Cats have a shot their their first cup final in over 20 years if they can hold on to their first leg lead against Manchester United.

Sunderland hold a 2-1 lead after a the first leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal against Manchester United. If they can hold that lead they'll book their trip to a cup final since 1992.

Sunderland haven't lost since January 1st against Aston Villa, winning three out of four matches including the first leg. While Gus Poyet's side remains stuck in the relegation zone, they could use a trip to Wembley as a building block towards saving their league season. The fact they don't need a win on Wednesday gives Sunderland some room for error, which is good considering they haven't won at Old Trafford since 1968.

For Manchester United, things continue to get worse under first year coach David Moyes. After Sunday's loss against Chelsea they find themselves in 7th place, well adrift of the battle for Champions League places. On top of that, they've only won once in all competitions since the beginning of 2014.

Manchester United injuries and suspensions

Out: Robin Van Persie (thigh), Wayne Rooney (groin), Ashley Young (shoulder), Nani (hamstring), Marouane Fellaini (wrist), Nemanja Vidić (suspended). In doubt: Patrice Evra (knock)

Sunderland injuries and suspensions

Out: Keiren Westwood (shoulder), Carlos Cuellar (hip). In Doubt: Steven Fletcher (achilles)

United fullback Patrice Evra limped off on Sunday against Chelsea and his status is unknown for Wednesday. Several players including Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie remain sidelined. Nemanja Vidić is suspended after picking up a red card on Sunday. Steven Fletcher is a doubt for Sunderland with achilles issues.

Projected lineups

Manchester United: David De Gea, Rafael, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Antonio Valencia, Ryan Giggs, Adrian Januzaj, Danny Welbeck

Sunderland: Vito Mannone, Phil Bardsley, John O'Shea, Wes Brown, Marcos Alonso, Lee Cattermole, Ki Sung-Yeung, Sebastian Larsson, Fabio Borini, Emanuele Giaccherini, Steven Fletcher

Match Date/Time: 7:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

TV: beIN Sports USA (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.), beIN Sports Play (Canada)

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