Wes Brown is braced for a Man Utd backlash

WES Brown is looking forward to his first Old Trafford return, but the centre-back will head to his spiritual home with a nagging fear about what lies in wait.

SAFC captain Lee Cattermole hopes for recall

LEE Cattermole is pushing for a Sunderland recall with doubts over whether David Vaughan will make tomorrow’s Premier League trip to Manchester United.

John Carver backs Newcastle United Academy

JOHN Carver is confident Newcastle United won’t miss out on another Michael Carrick – because they now have an Academy that can compete with Manchester United and the rest of English football’s big guns.

SAFC fans' frenzy shocks former Red Devils

THE passion and intensity of the Sunderland support has surprised the former Manchester United contingent at the club, according to Black Cats boss Steve Bruce.

Steve Bruce hails SAFC defender Wes Brown

STEVE Bruce has hailed Sunderland’s Wes Brown as one of the best English centre-backs of the modern era after the former Manchester United man produced a superb debut display at Liverpool.

Wes Brown and John O'Shea sign for Sunderland

STEVE Bruce’s Sunderland revolution has continued with the addition of experienced Manchester United duo Wes Brown and John O’Shea – along with Blackpool’s Welsh international David Vaughan.

Manchester United trio happy with Sunderland AFC offer

SUNDERLAND targets Wes Brown, Darron Gibson and John O’Shea are happy with the financial packages on offer should they agree to sign for the Black Cats.

Steve Bruce told to wait on Danny Welbeck decision

STEVE Bruce has been told to wait until Danny Welbeck returns to pre-season training with Manchester United to ask whether the England Under-21 international can return to Sunderland next season, writes LUKE EDWARDS.

Wes Brown not keen on move to Sunderland AFC

SUNDERLAND’S attempts to land Manchester United ace Wes Brown look to be dead as the player is believed to not want a move to the North East.

Darren Gibson is keen to play for Sunderland

DARRON Gibson is ready to play for Sunderland – and hopes his Manchester United team-mates Wes Brown and John O’Shea will be joining him at the Stadium of Light.

SAFC bid for three players as Jordan Henderson leaves

SUNDERLAND have launched a £12million triple swoop on Manchester United after agreeing to a £16million deal that will see England midfielder Jordan Henderson leave for Liverpool.

Danny Simpson hoping Manchester Utd beat Barca

HAVING seen first-hand what a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona can do, Danny Simpson hopes Manchester United have learned the lessons of Rome 2009, writes STUART RAYNER.

Danny Simpson ready to help out old boys

IF they need it, Danny Simpson will be hoping to do his Manchester United mates a favour at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, and Newcastle United’s last trip there has given him the belief it can happen.

United star Danny Simpson recalls that sinking feeling

DANNY Simpson admits he had a lucky escape against Manchester United after fearing his rash tackle had wasted a fine Newcastle performance and allowed his former club to steal victory.

Referee praised for role in NUFC draw against Manchester United

ALAN Pardew paid tribute to referee Lee Probert for the part he played in helping Newcastle United to the 40-point mark.

Manchester United U18s 2 Sunderland U18s 0

SUNDERLAND went down by two goals without reply in windy conditions at United’s Carrington training complex.

Welbeck's Sunderland future in the balance

STEVE Bruce will ask Manchester United to allow Danny Welbeck to return to Sunderland on loan next season if they reject their bid to make his move permanent in the summer.

Bruce reveals England career disappointment

AS A former captain of Manchester United with Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup medals, Steve Bruce does not have many regrets.

Sunderland 1 Notts County 2

PAUL Ince got the better of former Manchester United team-mate Steve Bruce as League One Notts County dumped Barclays Premier League Sunderland out of the FA Cup.

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0

POPPING around to see the relatives at Christmas can often seem like a good idea, but does not always end as you hoped.

We'll bounce back, promises Phil Bardsley

PHIL Bardsley admitted Sunderland had been fortunate to keep Manchester United down to two goals yesterday, and urged his team-mates to bounce back tomorrow, writes STUART RAYNER.

History weighted against Cats at Old Trafford

MANCHESTER United very rarely lose on the Old Trafford pitch. In fact, Steve Bruce tells Stuart Rayner, they often win in the tunnel.

Deal for Sunderland to sign Danny is possible

IN public at least, Steve Bruce has written off his chances of being able to sign Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.

Everyone is taking notice of Danny Welbeck

STEVE Bruce grows less confident about signing Danny Welbeck permanently every time the youngster scores a goal during his loan spell from Manchester United.

Danny Welbeck refuses to commit to Cats

DANNY Welbeck has admitted four months at the Stadium of Light have done more for his career than staying at Manchester United could - but has stopped short of saying he would like to grant Steve Bruce's wish and make the move permanent.

Michael Turner confident of maintaining momentum

HAVING beaten Manchester City and drawn with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United already this season, Sunderland are getting used to rising to challenges.

Phil Bardsley confident of success for Cats

PHIL Bardsley is full of optimism for what Sunderland are capable of this season as he argued Manchester United will not have a tougher game during the current campaign.

Sunderland 0 Manchester Utd 0: Luke Edwards match analysis

MANCHESTER United’s players were ankle deep in brown smelly stuff in their changing room before kick-off – but they were made to look like they were swimming against a tide of the stuff once they got out on to the pitch.

Bolo Zenden reckons Sunderland could have beat Devils

BOLO Zenden has never been more disappointed with a draw against Manchester United as Sunderland’s club captain insisted the Black Cats gave the Premier League giants a torrid time on Wearside.

Steve Bruce: Bigger tests still to come

STEVE Bruce believes that Sunderland’s biggest tests are still ahead of them despite praising his players for their excellent performance in the goalless draw with Manchester United.

SAFC's Phil Bardsley is still a Devil at heart

PHIL Bardsley lives and breathes Manchester United as a fan but takes great pride in plotting their downfall today as a player.

Ian Bogie hits back at Crawley criticism

IAN Bogie has hit back at criticism of his Gateshead side by Crawley Town manager Steve Evans, and urged the Tynesiders to bounce back from defeat to the Red Devils against Grimsby Town tonight.

Newcastle United handed a daunting lesson

NEWCASTLE United were given an indication of the size of the task facing them this season as Manchester United handed them a ruthless opening-night lesson at Old Trafford.

Steve Harper relishing return to the big league

NEWCASTLE United supporters have a few painful memories of Old Trafford over recent years, but none as agonising as Steve Harper’s recollection of his last trip to Manchester United.

Black Cats close in on John Mensah deal

STEVE Bruce is increasingly optimistic about re-signing John Mensah by the end of the week - but admits his pursuit of Manchester United youngster Danny Welbeck is "up in the air".

Tom Cleverley deal will hinge on guarantee of participation

CHRIS Hughton has confirmed Newcastle United’s interest in Tom Cleverley – but admitted that Manchester United require guarantees over first team football before a deal can be brokered.

Newcastle United in line to tie up Tom Cleverley deal

NEWCASTLE United expect to clinch a season-long loan deal for Tom Cleverley as soon as Manchester United return from their North American tour next month.

Daryl Murphy all set to leave Sunderland

SUNDERLAND will finally bid farewell to Daryl Murphy over the next seven days – as they move closer to striking a shock loan deal for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.

SAFC considering a move for Michael Carrick

SUNDERLAND are set to launch an ambitious bid for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick as Steve Bruce quickly looks to replace departed skipper Lorik Cana.

NUFC clash with Man Utd looks good if England triumph

THE fixtures computer gave Newcastle United fans one more reason to cheer on England at this summer’s World Cup after it sent the Magpies to Manchester United’s Old Trafford on the opening game of the season.

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