Sunderland’s Zenden promises no favours for old friend van der Sar

Bolo Zenden is planning to ruin old friend Edwin van der Sar's day when Manchester United head for Sunderland chasing the Premier League title.

United will arrive at the Stadium of Light on Sunday hoping Chelsea have not won at Liverpool earlier in the day and established a four-point lead at the top of the table.

Dutch international Zenden will hope to play some part with Sunderland determined to claim a top-10 finish, and the fact that it will be compatriot Van der Sar standing in his way will make little difference to him.

He said: "It will be good to see each other again. He is unbelievable. Him signing for another year at United and still playing at the top level is fantastic.

"I am really pleased for him and wish him all the best - but on Sunday, we will be doing our best to get a result.

"Mathematically, it is still possible to finish higher up the table, so we have plenty to play for."