Manchester United

9 Things You Need To Know: Manchester United vs Sunderland

* Having conceded six goals to Manchester City in their previous outing, Manchester United prioritised defending to secure a 1-0 victory over Everton at the weekend

* Javier Hernandez scored the only goal in that game, making it 4 Barclays Premier League goals in 443 minutes of football and from just 11 attempts at goal, taking him to 51st place in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

* Wayne Rooney made the Ballon D’Or shortlist this week and remains top of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Rooney covered more ground than any other player in the match against his old club, recording 12,592 metres during the game

* Rooney also hit the fastest top speed for a United player in that game with 25.72 mph

* Sunderland came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa at the weekend

* Sebastian Larsson provided the assist for Stephane Sessegnon’s late equaliser and was a constant danger for the Black Cats. Larsson is now ranked 12th in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index having scored three goals and provided four assists

* Larsson has been dangerous crossing the ball this season, and has contributed 30 crosses

* The Swedish midfielder has also contributed defensively and has won 23 tackles (79% of all attempted)

* Sessegnon’s second goal in as many games made him one of the fastest movers in the Index up to 92nd

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