United vs.Sunderland,Barclays Premier League
Sat 01st September
Kick Off: 17:15
Cristiano Ronaldo serves the final match of his suspension and fellow attacking players Wayne Rooney (foot), Anderson (hamstring) and Park Ji-Sung (knee) are sidelined along with captain Gary Neville (thigh). Louis Saha may return to bolster the United attack.
Squad: Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Brown, Silvestre,
Pique, Evans,Scholes, Nani, Giggs, Carrick, Hargreaves, O’Shea, Eagles, Fletcher, Tevez, Campbell, Dong, Saha.
Right-Back Greg Halford is suspended and Trinidadian winger Carlos Edwards (hamstring) will also miss out but the biggest blow for Keane is the injury to his skipper Dean Whitehead (knee) who could miss most of the season. Former United pair Paul McShane and Kieran Richardson are both doubtful.
Squad: Gordon, Ward, McShane, Nosworthy, Anderson, Collins, Varga, Higginbotham, Harte, Wallace, Etuhu, Richardson, Miller, Yorke, Leadbitter, Kavanagh, Jones, Chopra, Murphy, Stokes, Connolly, O’Donovan, Cole.