Manchester United captain Gary Neville will attempt a fresh comeback by facing Sunderland's reserves next Thursday.

Neville has not made a first-team appearance since March after breaking his ankle against Bolton.

Since then, the England star has suffered thigh and calf problems and has already aborted one comeback after playing for the second string against Stockport on November 1.

"Gary has had a few setbacks but hopefully those are behind him now," said United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.