Sunderland to appeal against Sebastian Larsson dismissal

Larsson was sent off during Manchester United's visit to the Stadium of Light on Sunday as the pair vied for possession. I think he is nervous that he is against Herrera'.

Asked to comment on the matter on Monday, the Merseysiders said: "We are unaware of any complaint".

Speaking after the match, Moyes indicated both his frustration with the red card and the prospect of appeal. There's no contact at all, so it's not even a booking. I need to just keep going, the team need to just keep going and we need to just grind out results however we can for the fans who are here.

"You do not waste so much energy on things you do not really need".

Sunday's defeat was the latest disappointment for Sunderland, but Anichebe is attempting to stay positive in their battle against relegation.

That moment is nearly at hand with the club 10 points adrift of safety with just seven games remaining and their 10-year stay in the top flight in real jeopardy. Unable to cover the same ground as he did five years ago, Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he has become a more intelligent footballer as he gets older. Sometimes we chase the game and think we need to get the goal straight away - we don't. "They left us in a position of "yes or no?' It was 'yes". But we need to just carry on, keep going because it's not good enough, let's be honest; it's definitely not good enough.

"The manager tells us every week to stay in the game but going two down gives you a mountain to climb especially against a team like United".

"We go a goal down and instead of staying tight and really concentrating to give yourselves a foundation to come back, we concede again which makes it so hard".

  • Julie Sanders