Sunderland v Manchester United: Starting Lineups For Premier League Clash As Robin Van Persie Returns

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The Dutchman returns for the Red Devils.

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Sunderland host Manchester United at the Stadium of Light with both sides still in search of their first Premier League win of the 2014/15 season.

The Blacks Cats took a point from the Hawthorns last weekend as they drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion, whilst the Red Devils started life under new manager Louis van Gaal with a shock 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City.

Opposite number Gus Poyet brings Wes Brown back into his starting XI for this game at the expense of Valentin Roberge, whilst Vito Mannone keeps his place in goal ahead of new signing Costel Pantilimon.

For United the big news is the return of Robin van Persie to the team, with the Netherlands international making his first appearance of the campaign following injury.

Van Gaal has something of a selection headache currently with all the injuries imposed upon his side and Jonny Evans, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Luke Shaw all miss out.

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