Man Utd v Sunderland preview

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic could make his return

from injury in Saturday’s Premier League game against

Sunderland.

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

City.

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.