The Premier League champions are locked on points with cross-town rivals Manchester City, but are in second place due to an inferior goal difference.
United need to beat Sunderland on the last day and hope QPR can take points off City, but O’Shea is predicting a difficult day for the Red Devils.
“First and foremost, you want to do well for yourself and your own team,” the Black Cats man told The Guardian.
“It could be a huge game for United, depending on how City do, but we want to finish with a win for our fans and we want to try to get in the top 10.”
Roberto Mancini has stated in the media that United would have an easy game against Sunderland, but O’Shea disagrees wholeheartedly.
“Believe me, the two times City have played against us this season, they knew it wasn’t an easy game. We’ve taken four points off them, and it should have been six if we think about the game at their place [a 3-3 draw in which Sunderland led 3-1].
“He had obviously forgotten to check the fixtures list properly.
“I think he is starting to enjoy his psychological games but, as the gaffer said, to call the integrity of the Premier League into question is disappointing. He’s going for the title and he’s going to try certain things. But he doesn’t need to do that,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight