Man U

Manchester United: Predicted XI vs Sunderland

Da Silva has the spirit of a true Manchester United star

Better XI

Manchester United will hopefully welcome back some first team regulars, as well as the new arrival on Sunday, as they travel to Sunderland in hope of their first victory of the season. A second defeat and the alarm bells will most certainly be ringing.

But, on the positive side, the crippling injury and absentee list seems to be shortening and there will be gradual returns for some of Van Persie, Evans, Rafael da Silva and Valencia this weekend, if not starts for all.


New signing Marcos Rojo looks fit and will probably go straight into the starting line up (work permit permitting). If Evans is still not fully fit then Rojo could play on the left of the three in defence. Should Jonny get the nod then the pacey Argentine could be deployed at wing back.


In midfield Manchester United don’t have much choice but to go for Cleverley and Fletcher with Mata pushed on ahead of the pair. He needs to start having big games for the club on a regular basis in his preferred Number 10 role if he is going to begin to look like value for money.

Up Top

RvP has trained all week and although fans would love to see him start, his lack of gametime should mean he starts on the bench. With Welbeck also training we think he has a good chance of starting the match after an average performance from Chicharito on the opening weekend.

So here’s how we think the team will line up and it looks far stronger than last weekend.

Manchester United: (3-4-1-2) De Gea, Evans, Smalling, Jones – Rojo ,Fletcher, Cleverley, Valencia – Mata – Rooney, Welbeck



  1. kundu asbon

    Aug 22, 2014 at 6:07 am

    wagwani that first 11

  2. akash

    Aug 22, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I said united should with winger rather than wings back! With the player they hv it better player with winger!

    this line up with winger n with the support of rb n lb united easy can beat sunderland. Remember last season how they play against us!

  3. Scud

    Aug 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Smalling and jones again?….enough of these two. I dont c any quality in them. Not even a first 11 in world cup squad…and i wander why r these two given a responsiblity to play in one of the best club in the world… Pls get real!! Young oh no!.. Fletcher u r not fit to play for 90mins. I dont see a reason to b appointed to be vice capt. Cleverly new contract coming… With these players in manutd team.. Forget about winning trophies….. My 1st 11 …degea,evans,rafael,rojo…herrera,mata,januzai,welbeck(shaw),fletcher( carrick), rvp n rooney

  4. Markfish

    Aug 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Ao i wish we have mature coach like mourinho,guagiorla pls lvg buy world class player or do u want 2 finish 10 this season.

  5. WahBobby

    Aug 22, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Well Herrera is injured and Rojo hasn’t got a work visa. One step forward three steps back…..

  6. Harv

    Aug 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Herrera is injured, Rojo doesn’t have his work permit yet.

    De Gea

    Jones Smalling Evans

    Valencia Fletcher Cleverley Young

    Rooney Van Persie

    • Steven k

      Aug 22, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      I agree rojo will play tue against mk dons

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Soccersweep is a site dedicated to the beautiful game. We may not always be right, but we aim to offer integrity and insight, reflecting on the modern game in all its glory, greed and grandeur.

92 Languages!


Copyright © 2016 Soccersweep. Soccersweep is based in Clapham South, London, UK.

To Top