• Sunderland have won just eight points from a possible 72 in their 24 previous matches versus Man Utd in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Manchester United have conceded only four goals in their last 13 Barclays Premier League games against Sunderland.
  • Sunderland have conceded seven goals (half of their total conceded) in the final 15 minutes of Premier League matches this season - a league-high.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored only four goals from a direct free kick in Premier League history - three of those have come in his last three appearances in the competition.
  • Sunderland have lost four consecutive Premier League games, the last time they lost five on the bounce was in March 2006 (six games in a row).
  • Sunderland have picked up just three points in their last 10 Premier League games (D3 L7).
  • The Black Cats have scored only eight goals in their last 11 Premier League matches and never more than once in a single game during this run.
  • Manchester United have lost three of their opening six league games for the first time since 1989/90. United also lost their seventh game in that season.
  • David Moyes has only lost one of his 16 Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W11 D4), but this defeat came last season at the Stadium of Light with Everton.
  • Manchester United have lost two consecutive Premier League games. They last lost three league games in a row in December 2001.