Man United cup trip is a sell-out for Sunderland fans

Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring the winning goal from the penalty spot.
Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring the winning goal from the penalty spot.

SUNDERLAND will be backed by almost 9,000 supporters at Manchester United next week after selling out their ticket allocation for the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Black Cats fans faced a hefty financial outlay of at least £45 for adult tickets for the clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday, January 22.

But more than a week before the second leg, Sunderland today confirmed that the away end will be full after selling all of their tickets.

Sunderland are also providing free buses to Manchester and supporters wishing to use the transport must reserve their place by noon on Saturday.

Gus Poyet’s side take a 2-1 lead into the second leg, as Sunderland look to reach their first major cup final since 1992.