Back in 2007, a United defender began a successful loan spell with the Lads.
2007 - Right-back Danny Simpson signed on loan from Manchester United. He played 14 games for the Lads and never once appeared in a losing side
1986 – Nick Pickering played his final game for Sunderland; a goalless fourth round FA Cup tie at home to Manchester United.
1964 – Sunderland beat Bristol city 6-1 in a fourth round FA Cup tie thanks to goals from George herd (2) Charlie Hurley, Nicky Sharkey and Johnny Crossan (2)
1899 – Long serving forward William Farquhar signed from Elgin City.