Wahbi Khazri was one of four Sunderl& signings in January

Sunderland's win takes them to within one point of rivals Newcastle và safety after a game inspired by manager Sam Allardyce's January signings.

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Tunisia forward Khazri made his first Premier League start in their last game, a 2-2 draw with Liverpool where he assisted Jermain Defoe's equaliser.

And the signing from Bordeaux was inspired again, scoring early on against United with a free-kick which Defoe stepped over to lớn bamboozle United's defence và De Gea.

And their winner - while credited as a De Gea own goal - was all thanks lớn the powerful header from Kone, a signing from Lorient.

De Gea got a touch, with Martial appearing to lớn hit the ball off his own keeper on the way in.

Allardyce told Đài truyền hình MOTD: "The new players have been on the list before January. The problem is can you get them here and vì they want to come và join the fight? They were desperate lớn come here."

Pressure will not ease on Van Gaal

We can only blame ourselves - Van Gaal

Manchester United trùm Louis van Gaal has been frustrated this week by truyền thông media reports, including from Đài truyền hình Thể Thao, saying that Jose Mourinho's representatives have sầu spoken lớn the club about their client replacing the Dutchman.

Van Gaal had continued lớn insist that the club can finish in the top four, although the defeat keeps fifth-placed United six points behind Manchester City, who now have sầu a game in hvà.

And, after the game, Van Gaal said it will be "very difficult" for them khổng lồ qualify for the Champions League. The result has done nothing either to lớn boost his chances of keeping his job.

United dominated the final stages of the first half, but other than that they were matched or outplayed by Sunderland, who could have sầu scored more.

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Alan Shearer's verdict on Match of the Day

"Manchester United are no further forward than when Louis van Gaal arrived at the club. There has been no progression whatsoever.

"So many truyền thông outlets have been going on about Jose Mourinho, Not one person from the club has denied it. That must be worrying."

Love sầu appears on Valentine's weekend

Manchester United now have sầu seven defenders injured after they lost Matteo Darmian khổng lồ a shoulder injury during the first half.

On Saturday, the day before Valentine's Day, Van Gaal brought on the appropriately named Donald Love, a Scotl& Under-21 international. The former Wigan loanee had a solid performance on his debut at right-back.

The 21-year-old joined in United's attaông chồng at will & showed he was not overawed when he screamed at captain Wayne Rooney for over-hitting the return ball of a one-two.

Man of the match - Wahbi Khazri

Wahbi Khazri had a key role in most of Sunderland's best attacks, with five sầu key passes (all icons bar those in red are successful balls or a goal)

The 25-year-old was brilliant throughout, và caused United plenty of problems even outside of the two goals. On several occasions he dropped back & helped intercept attacks.

The stats you need khổng lồ know

Sunderland recorded their first ever Premier League win against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light in their 14th attempt.United have earned fewer points this season than in any other Premier League chiến dịch after 26 games (41).United have sầu won none of the past seven league games where they conceded the first goal (D1 L6).Sunderl& attempted more shots (including blocks) versus United than in any other league game this season (21 shots).The Red Devils have sầu collected just six points from their past seven league away games (W1 D3 L3).Only Wayne Rooney (18) has scored or assisted more goals in all competitions for United this season than Anthony Martial (15 - 10 goals, five assists). Sunderl& have sầu gone 12 games without a clean sheet in the league, the longest current run in the division.

'We deserved khổng lồ win'

Victory a big statement - Allardyce

Sunderl& boss Sam Allardyce told Đài truyền hình Match of the Day: "I thought the result was right. On the balance of chances created, a 2-1 win was no more than we deserved.

"It shows the importance of set plays. We've found a lad who delivers a great ball. One, he's scored himself và the second ball for Lamine's goal was unique.

"I thought Jermain Defoe was going lớn make it 2-0 and then Dame N'Doye got in one-on-one. We all prayed he would score. When he missed I wondered if it would be one of those days.

"Everyone is very happy at the moment. I've sầu sensed a commitment và a desire và will to get out of the problems."

Next up for both sides...

Sunderland have two weeks until their next game, away lớn West Ham, & are heading lớn Dubai next week for warm weather training.

United will have no such luxury, as they face Danish side Midtjyll& on Thursday in the Europa League, before an FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury the following Monday và the reverse European tie three days later.

United's next league involvement is at home khổng lồ Arsenal on Sunday, 28 February.