After drawing at Manchester City, winning at Stamford Bridge and thrashing Cardiff at home last week, Gus Poyet unsurprisingly names an unchanged side for Sunderland for the fourth consecutive game. The only change in the match day squad is El-Hadji Ba replacing Craig Gardner on the substitutes bench.
Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Alonso; Larsson, Cattermole, Colback; Johnson, Wickham, Borini.
Subs: Ustari, Bardsley, Bridcutt, Ba, Giaccerhini, Scocco, Altidore.
Ryan Giggs makes five changes for Manchester United, with Nani, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young and Juan Mata replacing Antonio Valencia, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck, and Javier Hernandez replacing Wayne Rooney who misses out through illness. Robin Van Persie returns to the squad after injury as he takes a place on the bench.
Manchester United (4-4-2): De Gea; Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Young; Mata; Hernandez.
Subs: Amos, Smalling, Valencia, Fellaini, Januzaj, Welbeck, Van Persie.