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Plenty of Manchester United Fans Were Delighted to See Sunderland Relegated Again

Plenty of Manchester United Fans Were Delighted to See Sunderland Relegated Again

Sunderland were relegated to League One at the weekend – and plenty of Manchester United supporters were absolutely delighted to see it confirmed.

This time last year, Sunderland were still a Premier League club, and fighting for their survival in the top-flight under David Moyes, but from August they’ll be playing in the third tier of English football – up against the likes of Gillingham, Northampton and Walsall.

Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Burton Albion confirmed the Black Cats’ departure from The Championship and some United fans reckon Sunderland have simply been served a healthy slice of karma.

Back in 2012, Manchester United were in a neck-and-neck race for the Premier League title, and faced a trip to Sunderland on the final day of the season.

Of course, this was the year of Sergio Aguero’s dramatic late goal against QPR, meaning City clinched their first top-flight title in more than 40 years.

United beat Sunderland 1-0, but the home fans took delight in ribbing and mocking United fans that day – something that Sir Alex Ferguson kept in mind, along with plenty of fans:

That really has come back to haunt them, eh? What goes around comes around.

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