No Rooney: Sunderland vs Manchester United Live, Team News

(Sporting Alert) — Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill made four changes to the side from the last outing for today’s Barclays Premier League clash with leaders Manchester United.

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Venue: Stadium of Light
Date: Saturday, 30 March
Kick-off: 8:45 AM ET

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The team news see Carlos Cuellar, Sebastian Larsson, David Vaughan and Steven Fletcher all missing out, with Titus Bramble, Phil Bardsley, Alfred N’Diaye and James McClean come into the starting lineup for the game at Stadium of Light.

Stephane Sessegnon has passed a fitness test on his groin and will start with Danny Graham leading the attack.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson also made four adjustments to his side for the contest, with Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Ryan Giggs all left out.

But defender Rafael and midfielder Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Shinji Kagawa all come into the starting team.

Ashley Young, Anderson and Chris Smalling all start, with Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Nani all on the bench. There was also no Javier Chicharito Hernandez.

Robin van Persie, who scored three-times on international duties with Holland leads the attacking line.

Sunderland are currently in 15th place on 31 points, while Manchester United sits atop of the EPL standings with 75pts and would go 18pts clear of Manchester City with a win.

Sunderland v Manchester United Teams

Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Büttner; Valencia, Anderson, Carrick, Young; Kagawa; Van Persie.
Subs: Lindegaard, Evra, Evans, Nani, Welbeck, Cleverley, Powell.

Sunderland: Mignolet; Bardsley, O’Shea, Bramble, Rose; Johnson, Gardner, N’Diaye, McClean; Sessegnon; Graham.
Subs: Westwood, Larsson, Wickham, Kilgallon, Colback, Mangane, Mandron.

Referee: Kevin Friend

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