Sunderland boss O'Neill wary of Man Utd 'revenge' motivation today

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits they face a Manchester United backlash today.

The Red Devils won their final game of last season at The Stadium of Light.

But then news came through that Sergio Aguero’s last-ditch goal for Manchester City had snatched the title away from them.

Sunderland fans cheered and taunted United with a City-style ‘Poznan’ celebration.

“If it had been in reverse and City had lost out, I think our fans would have cheered United,” said O'Neill.

O’Neill’s side visit Old Trafford after a midweek morale-boosting win over Reading.

And he said: “We can go there with confidence.

“The expectation from others would not be great but that doesn’t matter.

“We have to go and compete and I think the players are genuinely looking forward to it.”

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