By DAN KARELL
With their chances of an English Premier League title growing dimmer by the week and their elimination from the FA Cup last Saturday, Manchester United enter the first leg of the League Cup semifinals knowing that it could be their best chance at bringing home silverware this season.
Standing in their way though is Jozy Altidore and Sunderland, who host the Red Devils for the second time this season on Tuesday afternoon. (2:45pm, beIN Sport USA).
Sunderland remain in the cellar of the Premier League standings but have shown more fight recently. In order to make it to the semifinals, Sunderland had to defeat Chelsea (2-1 in extra time) and Southampton (2-1), as well as a come from behind 4-2 victory against Milton Keynes Dons last August.
Heading into the Stadium of Light, David Moyes has selected a squad without the likes of either Robin Van Persie or Wayne Rooney, putting the onus on Danny Welbeck to lead the Man United front line.
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