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The referee brings the game to a close.
Wes Brown makes a clearance.
David De Gea takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney by John O'Shea results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Antonio Valencia challenges Jordi Gomez unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Wayne Rooney.
Adnan Januzaj takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Liam Bridcutt.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Sebastian Larsson gets a block in.
John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
Ashley Young produces a cross.
Patrick Van Aanholt has an effort at goal. Save made by David De Gea.
Liam Bridcutt comes on in place of Will Buckley.
Shot by Adnan Januzaj went over.
Vito Mannone makes a clearance.
Jordi Gomez delivers the ball.
Jozy Altidore is brought on as a substitute for Steven Fletcher.
Sebastian Larsson has an effort direct from the free kick that misses left.
Foul by Michael Keane on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded.
Shot by Wayne Rooney. Wes Brown gets a block in.
Michael Keane has a headed effort at goal. Save by Vito Mannone.
Corner taken by Juan Mata.
Ashley Young sends in a cross.
The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson.
Danny Welbeck manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Sebastian Larsson. Adnan Januzaj gets a block in.
Free kick taken by John O'Shea.
The referee books Tom Cleverley for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Tom Cleverley.
Santiago Vergini takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Santiago Vergini fouled by Juan Mata, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Jordi Gomez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Rodwell.
Adnan Januzaj comes on in place of Darren Fletcher.
Robin van Persie leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Welbeck.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata.
Tyler Blackett produces a cross.
Centre by Antonio Valencia.
The ball is swung over by Ashley Young.
Tom Cleverley takes the free kick.
Lee Cattermole challenges Juan Mata unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Wayne Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley.
Clearance made by Tyler Blackett.
Connor Wickham takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Phil Jones makes a clearance.
Antonio Valencia challenges Patrick Van Aanholt unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Foul by Santiago Vergini on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded.
Patrick Van Aanholt takes the free kick.
Robin van Persie is caught offside.
Jack Rodwell challenges Antonio Valencia unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee gets the second half started.
The first half comes to an end.
Phil Jones manages to make a clearance.
Michael Keane replaces Chris Smalling.
Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Phil Jones results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Lee Cattermole.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Clearance made by Chris Smalling.
Lee Cattermole restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Juan Mata on Lee Cattermole.
Tyler Blackett manages to make a clearance.
Shot comes in from Wayne Rooney from the free kick that goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Sebastian Larsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney.
Juan Mata takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Jack Rodwell.
Juan Mata crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antonio Valencia by Patrick Van Aanholt.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line. Jack Rodwell scores with a header. Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Sebastian Larsson.
The ball is swung over by Will Buckley.
Connor Wickham takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Patrick Van Aanholt fouled by Robin van Persie, the ref awards a free kick.
Darren Fletcher takes the free kick.
Sebastian Larsson challenges Juan Mata unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Foul by Steven Fletcher on Chris Smalling, free kick awarded.
Unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Robin van Persie results in a free kick.
Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball.
Juan Mata scores with their left foot. Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd.
Antonio Valencia produces a cross.
Shot by Connor Wickham. David De Gea makes a save.
Tom Cleverley challenges Will Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Lee Cattermole takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Antonio Valencia.
Foul by Ashley Young on Will Buckley, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Cleverley on Will Buckley.
Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Tyler Blackett results in a free kick.
Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Will Buckley.
Shot by Tom Cleverley went wide right of the net.
Centre by Jack Rodwell.
Lee Cattermole takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Clearance by Chris Smalling.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
Buckley aiming for dream impact
Sunderland new boy Will Buckley is relishing the challenge of taking the next step in his football education under Gus Poyet.
The 24-year-old winger finally joined the Black Cats this month to end Poyet's seven-month chase for his former Brighton star and could make his home debut against Manchester United on Sunday.
Buckley made his Barclays Premier League bow as a substitute in Sunderland 2-2 draw at West Brom.
Poyet was unable to prise Buckley away from the Seagulls in January, where he had helped the midfielder make the transition from League Two to the Sky Bet Championship, but signed him for B#2.5million earlier this month.
And against United Buckley is confident that Poyet can help him fulfil his dreams.
He said: "Obviously, everyone knows what he did as a player but I have worked under him now for over two years and his passion just comes across to the players in a good way.
"He just gets the best out of me. Hopefully he improves players, that's one of his qualities, and hopefully I can carry on improving now I have joined here as well."
Buckley's rise has been impressive - since he was playing his football with Rochdale in League Two when Watford handed him a Championship chance in January 2010.
By his own admission, the progression was not straightforward, but he adapted to such an extent that within 18 months, Brighton were prepared to pay B#1million for him.
He said: "When I went from League Two to the Championship, for the first couple of months, I actually struggled, then I saw myself improving day to day. Hopefully that can be the same with the Premier League."
Buckley had 17 minutes as an emergency right-back at The Hawthorns to assess just how much he has to learn as he makes his latest step forward, but one difference between the Premier League and the Championship was immediately apparent.
He said: "They let you have the ball a little bit more comfortably, but when it gets to that final third, it's going to be more difficult to create goals and score goals, which everyone wants to do."
Buckley joins former Brighton team-mate Liam Bridcutt at the Stadium of Light with Poyet backing him to rise to the top-flight challenge.
The South American tended to play with a lone striker last season with the likes of Adam Johnson and Fabio Borini - the Italian remains tantalisingly out of the club's grasp as the close of the transfer window looms - providing support.
A similar role would hold no fears for Buckley, who admits his instinct is to attack.
He said: "Growing up, I was always a striker but when I first broke on to the professional scene, I started playing as a winger and that's probably my best position now.
"I can play up front, but as a winger is probably where Gus has bought me to play.
"With the three he plays up there, it's interchanging and you get to play all along the front three, so I am comfortable playing in any one of those positions."
Sunderland - who are without Emanuele Giaccherini (groin) - will be looking to inflict a second defeat in a week on United after Louis van Gaal lost his first game in charge to Swansea.
Van Gaal signed Marcos Rojo for B#16m from Sporting Lisbon in mid-week but the defender will not play at the Stadium of Light as he is yet to receive a work permit.
Michael Carrick, Marounane Fellaini and Ander Herrera (all ankle) are out along with Luke Shaw (hamstring), Jonny Evans (leg), Anderson (calf) and Jesse Lingard and Danny Welbeck (both knee)
The boss insisted he felt like he had gone from the king of Manchester to the devil after defeat but United legend Dennis Irwin insisted he is not worried about the direction of the club.
He said: "We have to trust him because he is an experienced manager he has won things everywhere he has gone," the former defender said at the launch of Manchester United and Apollo Tyre's 'Go The Distance Pitch' at Old Trafford.
"It was a disappointing result and a poor performance but going forward, I think we might need a little bit of patience for the manager to get his ideas across
"He has been with us for a month. We had a lot of matches in the first two and a half three weeks of pre-season so he didn't really get much of a chance to get his ideas across.
"It's only now and within the next two or three months that his philosophy will eventually come through.
"Last year wasn't a good year for us, finishing seventh, particularly with the 23 years we had previously, but I think we will have a really good year."
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