MANCHESTER UNITED v Sunderland: Nemanja Vidic and Anderson expected to face Black Cats

23 December 2010 02:03
Sir Alex Ferguson expects Nemanja Vidic and Anderson to be available for Manchester United's Boxing Day encounter with Sunderland despite becoming victims of a flu virus that has swept through the club's Carrington training ground.

Both men would have missed Sunday's trip to Chelsea had it not been postponed but have now returned to training, along with Michael Carrick and Nani, who have also been affected.

Fever pitch: Defender Vidic (left) is expected to be fit to to face Sunderland

Paul Scholes (groin) and John O'Shea (calf) are both out as United look to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Team (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Rafael, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Nani, Obertan, Carrick, Fletcher, Gibson, Anderson, Park, Giggs, Bebe, Rooney, Berbatov, Macheda, Hernandez, Owen.

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Source: Daily_Mail