Date: 24th August 2014 at 11:09am
Written by:

As Manchester United prepare to face Sunderland and try to banish the demons created by losing to Swansea last weekend, we have some early team news.

Our hosts, Sunderland, will be glad that they welcome back two defenders in the shape of Santiago Vergini and Billy Jones, both of who have resumed training this week.

But, on the negative side, Gus Poyet will be without Emanuele Giaccherini with the Italian midfielder expected to remain on the side-lines for another three weeks with a groin problem.

For Manchester United, Louis van Gaal will have available for selection the duo of Robin Van Persie and Antonio Valencia, both of whom are now considered to be fully fit.

However, our new signing Marcos Rojo isn`t available for selection due to work permit issues.

Out injured and not available for selection areAnder Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Jesse Lingard.