Man Utd v Sunderland preview
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic could make his return
from injury in Saturday’s Premier League game against
Vidic has not played since September after undergoing knee
surgery, but may come straight back into the team in place of Jonny
Evans, who picked up a hamstring injury against Manchester
Antonio Valencia returned from injury in the 3-2 win at the
Etihad Stadium, but fellow winger Nani and Brazilian midfielder
Anderson are still sidelined.
Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is also available again after
missing the derby triumph to attend the birth of his son, but David
de Gea may keep his place.
Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill could be forced into two
changes for the game at Old Trafford.
Winger Adam Johnson (dead leg) and defender Danny Rose (ankle),
who both started in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Reading, could miss out
after picking up injuries during the re-arranged match at the
Stadium of Light.
Defender Phil Bardsley and skipper Lee Cattermole (both knee
ligaments) are not in contention while O’Neill is hopeful frontman
Steven Fletcher can shake off a niggle with his ankle.