Premier League: Manchester United vs. Sunderland


Today’s fixture in the Premier League is certainly an interesting one as Steve Bruce returns to Old Trafford to face his former club Manchester United.

The Sunderland boss spent almost nine years as a Red Devil, a stint which brought three EPL crowns, two FA Cup and League Cup winners’ medals and European Cup Winners’ Cup and European Super Cup triumph.

Bruce has had an encouraging start to his new job, but his Black Cats face a side today who are looking for a ninth straight victory in all competitions.

The Red Devils are at the top of the Premiership ladder, with 18 points from seven games played.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson continues to worry about the make-up of his team—but in a positive way. The United boss admits he is rapidly approaching a selection nightmare, and in a recent interview he said: “We’ve a strong squad. The problem with having everyone fit is picking the right team.”

Ferguson is likely to make some adjustments from the squad that won against Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night, although Wayne Rooney will almost certainly be leading the line.

The match kicks-off at 5:30 p.m. BST (12:30 p.m. ET).

UPDATE: United’s eight-game winning streak came to an end as they snatched a late 2-2 draw against Sunderland. An own goal from Anton Ferdinand in injury time saved the Red Devils a barely-deserved point at Old Trafford.