15 Dec 12 | Saturday | Barclays Premier League | Old Trafford | Man Utd vs Sunderland
A crucial derby victory against their City has probably left United in a buoyant mood but theyr will need to be careful against an unpredicatable Sunderland side. Nemanja Vidic is back in action but the likes of Evans, Anderson & Nani are ruled out due to injury along with Kagawa. Sunderland too have their injury problems with Wes Brown and Lee Cattermole nowhere near full fitness.
The news from Manchester United is that they are not taking this fixture as a revenge game. Sunderland fans mocked United on the last game of last season as City clinched a thriller with Sergio Aguero’s goal. One can see that moment here.
Probable Starting Lineups
Manchester United – De Gea Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra Scholes, Carrick, Cleverley, Welbeck, Van Persie, Young
Sunderland – Mignolet Gardner, O’Shea, Cuellar, Rose Johnson, Larsson, Colback, McClean Sessegnon Fletcher
Head to Head Match Facts (from BBC)
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 20 league matches against Sunderland, who have gone five games without a goal in this fixture. This is United’s longest active Premier League run without a defeat against another club.
- Sunderland haven’t won at Old Trafford in 25 league and cup visits since a top-flight victory in May 1968 (D9, L16).
- The Wearsiders last beat United 12 years ago in the League Cup. Their last league win in this fixture was 2-1 at home in March 1997.
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