Jan 22, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Old Trafford
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2-1
Sunderland
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Gus Poyet: 'Manchester United are expected to beat Sunderland'

Gus Poyet says that no-one expects Sunderland to beat Manchester United and reach the League Cup final.

Gus Poyet has claimed that everyone believes that Manchester United will beat Sunderland in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The Black Cats have a 2-1 lead from the first match, but Poyet says that the pressure is on David Moyes's men in what could be a "must-win" match for the Red Devils.

"If somebody needs to win, then of course it's Manchester United. Everybody in the world will be expecting them to win, but because of that, there's more pressure on them," Poyet is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

"It could be a must-win for them because it's a possibility to win a trophy, it's a possibility of beating their biggest rivals Manchester City [in the final] to win a trophy. It's an important game for Manchester United, for sure."

Poyet also feels that Moyes took on the hardest job in world football when he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson.

"David took the most difficult job in the world after Sir Alex left," he added.

"It was always going to be the most difficult job in the world. It's a big change, and it's not like when you change managers at any other club, after two or three years. I hope he's given time to change things round because he deserves that for what he's done at Everton."

Manchester City await the winners in the final.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
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