Date:7th January 2014 at 1:55pm
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It’s a sorry state of affairs when the Capital One Cup represents United’s only realistic chance of silverware, but if we’re brutally honest that’s where we’re at right now. Don’t get me wrong in true Joe Hart style I won’t give up on the league until it’s mathematically impossible and as Chelsea proved in 2012, even an average side can have great nights, but we need to be pragmatic. Tonight’s semi final first leg against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light has a whole new meaning given the problems the Reds have faced this season. I wanna tell you..”

David Moyes can’t use the competition to blood youngsters or give the reserves a run out, this is a game where United need a win and one could argue that the only way to get that is to play a full strength side. With the loss against Swansea only two days ago, Moyes will have to shuffle his pack a little, here’s my predicted XI for tonight’s game- I’m guessing Wayne Rooney will be fit.

David De Gea, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Anderson, Adnan Januzaj, Wayne Rooney, Wilfried Zaha, Danny Welbeck.

Do you agree?