The answer to the question posed in the headline, logically, is No.
Sunderland have done brilliantly in the league cup and in recent Premier League games. We all hope and hope again that Saturday might bring at least one point and maybe three.
But we are up against a team revitalised by the David Moyes sacking and the choice of Ryan Giggs as interim coach.
The proof of the challenge for Gus Poyet may have to be produced by a combination of the results of Norwich, Cardiff and Fulham – and our own performances in the final games, at home to WBA and Swansea.
Poyet knows that, too, and it may be our best tool at Old Trafford. The players’ confidence is sky-high after seven points from City, Chelsea and Cardiff. But no one needs to jump off the cliff if we cannot get a point or more from yet another away game to an elite club.
Guess the Score. What we need is for CSB to come trumps yet again and with a scoreline favourable to the Lads. I already owe him four mugs.
But everyone has a right to enter. A MUFC winner would receive a mug with a suitably amended design.
Usual rules apply. Be first before kickoff to post the corrects score and you are the winner.
Not the richest prize incentive in the world but the best we can currently do.
Ha’way the Lads. Just imagine how you, the Lads, would make us feel on Saturday night if you clawed out a result.
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