Manchester United v Sunderland: Cattermole back in Cats’ starting XI

Lee Cattermole in action for Sunderland

Lee Cattermole in action for Sunderland

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Lee Cattermole returned to the Sunderland starting line-up for today’s Premeir League trip to Manchester United.

The midfielder impressed as a second-half substitute in midweek, steadying the ship in the Capital One Cup defeat to Manchester City and replaced the injured Jack Rodwell.

Fabio Borini started up front, in the middle, with Jermain Defoe fit enough to secure a place on the bench.

In all, four changes were made to the team which lost to City. Costel Pantilimon regained the goalkeeper’s shirt from Vito Mannone, while Younes Kaboul and Billy Jones replaced Sebastian Coates and DeAndre Yedlin.

Manchester Utd: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Mata, Rooney, Memphis; Martial.

Subs: Romero, Jones, Herrera, Schweinsteiger, Pereira, Young, Fellaini.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, O’Shea, Kaboul, van Aanholt, Cattermole, M’Vila, Toivonen, Johnson, Lens, Borini.

Subs: Mannone, Defoe, Brown, Coates, Yedlin, Gomez, Fletcher

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