Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal against Manchester United

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

It shows how the standing of Sunderland and Manchester United has changed that the Black Cats could feel disappointed with a 1-1 draw

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet excited to do tactical battle with Manchester United's Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has a hard-earned reputation as a tactical maverick which has Sunderland's Gustavo Poyet excited about taking him on tomorrow

Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland

Patrick van Aanholt: Defeated Manchester United will still be on a high at Sunderland

Patrick van Aanholt has warned one defeat will not destroy Manchester United's confidence ahead of their trip to the Stadium of Light

Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj (left) battles for the ball with Sunderland's Adam Johnson

Manchester United 0 Sunderland 1: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Connor Wickham's belated emergence as a Premier League striker has given Sunderland an assurance that will keep them in the top flight

Gustavo Poyet, Sunderland head coach

Gustavo Poyet praises commitment of his departing Sunderland heroes

Half the Sunderland team which beat Manchester United on Saturday are due to leave in the summer, but you would never have known it

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone

Manchester United v Sunderland preview: Mannone hoping for more special memories

Vito Mannone plans to enjoy today’s trip to Manchester United as much as his last, he tells Stuart Rayner

Sunderland's Louis Laing pictured training

Sunderland defender Louis Laing gets a chance at Manchester United

Sunderland have turned down defender Louis Laing - but he may be going to Manchester United

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew relying on history to restore Newcastle United's lost focus

Manager Alan Pardew is hoping the prospect of making Newcastle United history spurs his team on against Manchester United

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Chasing down Manchester United is Newcastle United's incentive

Alan Pardew insists Newcastle United have plenty to play for this season - starting with finishing above Manchester United

Sunderland players celebrate knocking Manchester United out of the Capital One Cup

Sunderland beat Manchester United to reach Cup final

Sunderland players last night made history after beating Manchester United on penalties to go through to the final of the Capital One Cup

Sunderland's Vito Mannone celebrates with Craig Gardner after Manchester United's Rafael Da Silva's (right) missed penalty

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 1: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Sunderland win 2-1 on penalties taking the Black Cats to their first major Cup final since 1992

Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet and Phil Bardsley

Cup opponents 'just another team' to Sunderland ace Phil Bardsley

Sunderland ace Phil Bardsley believes the Black Cats can triumph over Manchester United in tonight's Cup game

Yohan Cabaye

Manchester United decide against a move for Yohan Cabaye

Manchester United have decided against a move for Newcastle United's French midfielder Yohan Cabaye

Gus Poyet, Sunderland's head coach

Gus Poyet urges Sunderland players to seize historic chance

A chance of a lifetime awaits Sunderland tonight as they take on Manchester United in the Capital One Cup semi-final

Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United scores with a header against Sunderland

Sunderland 2 Manchester United 1: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Adam Johnson's came off the bench last night to help Sunderland edge closer to the final of the Capital One Cup

Fabio Borini celebrates with team mates after scoring for Sunderland against Manchester United

Sunderland heap more misery on Manchester United to edge closer to Cup final

Sunderland last night beat Manchester United to bring them a step closer to the League Cup final

Wes Brown of Sunderland in action

Wes Brown motivated by Sunderland's 1973 FA Cup win

Sunderland's training ground and stadium are plastered in photographs from the 1973 FA Cup final. Wes Brown hopes to inspire a bit of redecorating

Wilfried Zaha of Manchester United in action

Newcastle United pass up chance to sign Wilfried Zaha

The Journal understands Manchester United's Wilfried Zaha has not been included on a list of potential January signings for Newcastle United

Tim Krul

Newcastle United's was a victory for self-belief, argues Tim Krul

Tim Krul pointed to confidence as the main factor after Newcastle United bounced back from defeat in Swansea to win at Manchester United

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Manchester Utd v Newcastle preview: Pressure on Moyes presents opportunity to Pardew

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is hoping to exploit the pressure with comes with trying to follow in Sir Alex Ferguson's footsteps

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