Man United 0 Sunderland 1: Gus Poyet hails ‘immense’ Black Cats
Man United 0 Sunderland 1: Gus Poyet hails the Black Cats' "immense" display after Old Trafford win
Gus Poyet hailed Sunderland’s “immense” performance after victory at Manchester United took the Black Cats a step closer to Premier League survival.
Connor Wickham held off Darren Fletcher before setting up Sebastian Larsson for the only goal of the game after half an hour at Old Trafford.
We have been down there all season but if we win and stay up it’s an incredible season
The win leaves Poyet’s side 17th in the table, and one win from their two remaining games would guarantee top-flight survival.
“I said a long time ago that we would fight to the end, and what a game of football we played today,” said Poyet.
“I don’t know how many records have changed this season, we have been down there all season but if we win and stay up it’s an incredible season. We done so many things right but it’s been so difficult.
“The goal gave us that extra but that you need. We knew that United would make changes and go for us but on another day we win 3-0.
“We hit the post twice. I hope my old team Chelsea give me a hand tomorrow. But if we win one more game we are safe.
“I said to the boys after the game, thank you. It was tough and there were moments when we looked very tired but we coped with the situation and the clean sheet today is immense.”