Kieran Richardson is aiming for a different outcome on his visit to Old Trafford following his dismissal in his last outing there.
Richardson joined Manchester United as a 14-year-old from West Ham where he later went on to break into the team and become an England international.
The 27-year-old joined the Black Cats in 2007 for a fee of around £5.5million and in his first trip back to Old Trafford in October 2009 he was sent off five minutes before full-time with his team leading 2-1.
United subsequently scrambled a draw as Anton Ferdinand scored an own goal to stop Sunderland garnering their first win at the Theatre of Dreams since since 1968.
But he is hopeful his return to the North West this time around will provide him with a more favourable outcome.
"Injuries have meant I have only played at Old Trafford once since I left, but going back to Manchester United is a big event for me," told The Chronicle.
"I played there the season before last with Sunderland and I got sent off, though, which isn't such a great memory!
"I won't make the same mistake again because it is hard enough to play against United with 11 men, never mind 10.
"We know that going to Manchester United will be a hard test for us, but we'll got there and give it a go.
"We've been to Old Trafford before and taken something from the game and that's what we'll be aiming to do again."