Manchester United U21’s return to the Barclays U21 Premier League this evening, facing league leaders Sunderland at Leigh Sports Village. United have won their last five matches in the league, rising to second in the table, six points behind Sunderland, with three matches in hand, which will still be the same after tonight’s match. United coach Warren Joyce will be looking for a win from his side, and his side are in good form, that that would be consistent. Sunderland have not played for over a month, so that could work in their favour, or against them. Having a rest is not always good, especially if the team you are facing is in form, as United are.
Varela, Williams, Love, Riley;
Weir, A. Pereira, Januzaj;
Rothwell, Henderson, Rashford, McTominay, El-Fitouri
Matthews, Brady, Beadling, T. Robson;
E. Robson, Agnew;
Lawson, Smith, Greenwood;
McEvoy, Talbot, Casey, Nelson, Molyneux