Meanwhile, the experienced Dutchman will wait to see how his other players have recovered from the victory over Ipswich Town in midweek.
The injuries at the back means van Gaal has a headache when it comes to his defensive selection ahead of the game at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal tells #MUTV that Rojo, Shaw & McNair remain injured & he wants to see how his other players recover from the Ipswich game.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 25, 2015
Young played there against Ipswich and he may be forced to continue in the role against Ipswich.
Regardless, United should have enough to see off the threat of Sunderland. Dick Advocaat’s side are without a win in their opening six Premier League games and were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Manchester City during the week. Van Gaal will warn against complacency but United will be confident heading into the match.