Paul Merson reckons Sunderland could avoid defeat against Manchester United
Sunderland have lost five of their last six Premier League games and sit rock bottom of the table, 10 points from safety.
But Merson is backing David Moyes' side to get a point against Manchester United this weekend.
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The pundit reckons United could slip up at the Stadium of Light as they keep one eye on their Europa League trip to Anderlecht four days later.
No Premier League side has drawn as many games as the Red Devils this season (12) and they face Sunderland on the back of two successive stalemates against West Brom and Everton.
Merson told Sky Sports: "Manchester United have got Europa League in midweek and for me they've got to put all their eggs in that basket.
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"They've had two bad results in a row and I don't think they can make the top four anymore. This is almost a game they don't need.
"Sunderland did alright at Leicester in midweek but they lost again. They're down for me, but I think they'll get a draw here."