Sunderland v Manchester United: burst pipe in United changing room delays kick off

02 October 2010 03:35
A collective groan went around the stadium at around 2.55pm when it was announced that kick-off had been put back to 3.20pm due to "unforeseen circumstances".

It is understood the delay was the result of a burst pipe.

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The England international, who is nursing an ankle injury, did not make the 18 at the Stadium of Light, where there were starts for Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Michael Owen, as Ferguson made four changes to the side which won 1-0 in Valencia during the week and named Dimitar Berbatov among the substitutes.

Former United defender Steve Bruce kept faith with the bulk of the men who drew 2-2 at Liverpool last weekend with Bolo Zenden's inclusion in place of Danny Welbeck the only change.

There was a return to the bench for hamstring victims Anton Ferdinand and John Mensah, and they were once again joined by record signing Asamoah Gyan.

Source: Telegraph