Team news confirmed

by Stuart Vose

Roberge and Celustka replace Cuellar and Larsson.

Valentin Roberge returns to the starting line-up as Sunderland face defending champions Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.

The Frenchman starts alongside John O’Shea, with Carlos Cuellar dropping to the bench.

There’s also a return for Ondrej Celustka, with Craig Gardner moving into midfield and Seb Larsson amongst the substitutes.

Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, Colback, O'Shea, Roberge, Cattermole, Ki, Gardner, Johnson, Giaccherini, Altidore.

Subs: Cabral, Larsson, Wickham, Cuellar, Dong-won, Borini, Mannone.

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Evra, Vidic, Jones, Carrick, Cleverley, Januzaj, Nani, Rooney, van Persie.

Subs: Giggs, Smalling, Chicharito, Welbeck, Valencia, Kagawa, Lindegaard.