Danny Rose

Rose misses out

by Stuart Vose

Defender out of Old Trafford clash, but Johnson starts.

Sunderland are without Danny Rose for this afternoon's clash with Manchester United.

Roses misses out through injury but Adam Johnson starts at Old Trafford after passing a late fitness test.

Titus Bramble comes in to replace Rose, while the Black Cats are otherwise unchanged from the win over Reading.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Cuellar, Colback, O'Shea (c), Bramble, Larsson, Gardner, Johnson, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher.

Subs: Campbell, Wickham, McFadden, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Westwood, Saha.

Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra (c), Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Young, Rooney, van Persie.

Subs: Lindegaard, Giggs, Hernandez, Vidic, Welbeck, Scholes, Fletcher.