Sunderland duo Vaughan and Sessegnon doubtful for Manchester United visit

Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon is a doubt for Man Utd's visit. Photo: PA

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has doubts over David Vaughan and Stephane Sessegnon ahead of Saturday's daunting Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Midfielder Vaughan returned early from international duty with Wales nursing a groin problem, while striker Sessegnon did not even meet up with Benin because of a similar injury, and both are being assessed.

However, defender Carlos Cuellar has been ruled out with the ankle problem he suffered in the 1-1 draw with Norwich and joins skipper Lee Cattermole (knee surgery) and striker Steven Fletcher (ankle ligaments), who will both miss the rest of the season, on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Westwood, Bardsley, Rose, O'Shea, Kilgallon, Bramble, Mangane, N'Diaye, Gardner, Colback, McClean, Larsson, Johnson, Vaughan, Sessegnon, Graham, Wickham.