Epl Preview: Man Utd v Sunderland

Published On: November 4, 2011, 11:01 pm
Author:
Emmanuel McCarthy
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MANCHESTER UNITED


PROBABLE LINE-UP: De Gea, Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Anderson, Fletcher, Nani, Rooney, Hernandez.

Vs.

SUNDERLAND


PROBABLE LINE-UP: Westwood, Bardsley, Brown, Turner, Richardson, Larsson, Colback, Cattermole, Sessegnon, Bendtner, Wickham.


TEAM NEWS

United have not lost at home to the Black Cats since 1968, whilst Steve Bruce has never recorded a victory as a manager against his old club.

Bruce will hope to put that right this Saturday and will be joined by former Manchester United players Kieran Richardson and Wes Brown on his latest return to Old Trafford.

Sunderland are currently 14th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone, after going two games unbeaten for the first time this season.

Such a statistic highlights their lack of consistency but, having beaten Bolton 2-0 away from home and then drawn 2-2 with Aston Villa, Bruce's troops are at least showing signs of progress.

Bruce will make a late decision on midfielder David Vaughan ahead of the trip to Manchester United.

The 28-year-old is struggling with a groin injury, which could hand a chance to skipper Lee Cattermole to force his way back into the team.

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is out for at least eight weeks with a fractured nose and eye socket - Trevor Carson has been recalled from his loan spell at Bury to provide back-up to Keiren Westwood - while John O'Shea (hamstring) will miss out against his former club.


WHAT'S YOUR PREDICTION?



-- bellocity (m) at 5-11-2011 07:21PM
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ONE UNITED. Wink Wink WOW
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-- Evrarocks (m) at 7-11-2011 08:45PM
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United all d way
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