Manchester United have put themselves in a great position to regain the premier league title with only 8 games left to go and over recent weeks they have their defence to thank for their recent good run of results.
The United defence has picked up five clean sheets in a row and as they prepare for the trip to the Stadium of Light this weekend many fantasy premier league managers will be eying up the United back line for another clean sheet this weekend.
While there has been some rotation in the center of defence for United, the full backs have been relatively safe from rotation and it is in these positions that fantasy managers should focus on.
Patrice Evra is the one that has caught they eye heading into the weekend and for those of you who have been regular readers of our daily tips will know that Evra has been somewhat of an ever present in our thoughts and for good reason.
With four goals and six assists the United full back has had his best season in terms of attacking returns and this coupled with his clean sheet returns has seen his points potential and returns have increased.
Sunderland welcome United up north and with the news that their leading goal scorer is likely to miss out after suffering an ankle injury while playing for Scotland the Black Cat’s are going to struggle to find that cutting edge and break down a United defence that has not conceded a goal since the 30th of January.
The is a slight worry that Evra missed out last time out against Reading, but with United looking to pull further clear of their Manchester rivals Evra should return this weekend.