Pre-Match Facts Manchester United
Manchester United are unbeaten at the Stadium Of Light since 1997 when they lost to Sunderland 2-1. Their record is: Won 9, Drawn 3.
Sunderland have only ever kept one clean sheet at home against Manchester United.
Sunderland's victory at Old Trafford last season was their first victory in 24 attempts.
Manchester United have not lost the first two games of a season since the first Premier League season in 1992/93, when they were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday and Everton.
United won 10 of their away games last season, only Arsenal won more with 11.
United have only lost 1 out of their last 7 Premier League away games, which was a 2-0 defeat against Everton.
Louis Van Gaal has only ever lost the first two games of a season once, when he managed AZ Alkmaar in the 2008/09 season.
Pre-Match Stats Sunderland:Manager Gus Poyet
Sunderland have scored in each of their last 7 Premier League games.
The Black Cats have only lost 1 of their last 7 games against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
Last season Sunderland lost their first 4 home games, but eventually won on the 27th October against Newcastle.
Sunderland last season lost 5 of their 19 home games, the joint worst record in the Premier League.
Adam Johnson (4) and Fabio Borini (5) were the only two players to score more than 2 goals at home in the whole of last season.
My Predicted Score:
Sunderland 0-2 Manchester United
(Some details courtesy of BBC Sport)