Mourinho has tinkered with the MUFC lineup ever since taking the manager’s job, but there’s plenty of talent to go around – players like Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and even Wayne Rooney have been skipped in the starting XI, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has assumed the leading role with 11 goals in 16 Premiership contests. United’s hot streak has moved them into sixth on the EPL table, 13 points behind first-place Chelsea as the 2016-17 campaign nears the halfway mark.
Sunderland still find themselves in the relegation zone after a very slow start, but they’ve picked up the pace under former Man U manager David Moyes, winning four of their last seven league matches. The Black Cats beat United 2-1 at the Stadium of Light when they last met in February.
Soccer Odds: Moyes Returns to Old TraffordDavid Moyes is pleased with how Sunderland (4W, 2D, 11L) have recovered after a disastrous start to the 2016-17 Premiership campaign. But Moyes will be in deep Monday when he returns to Old Trafford to face his former team, Manchester United (8W, 6D, 3L). Kick-off is at 10 AM ET.
The Black Cats are +1200 underdogs at press time to United’s –475, and the draw is pegged at +525. Sunderland have won four of their last seven EPL matches, but José Mourinho and the Red Devils are 7-3-0 in their last 10 overall, moving into sixth place on the Premiership table.