Man Utd v Newcastle preview

Wayne Rooney and Nemanja Vidic are set to return for Manchester

United. Rooney missed Tuesday night’s draw with Benfica with a hip

injury sustained last week at Swansea whilst Vidic was ruled out

through suspension. However, both are included in a squad missing

Anderson (knee), Michael Owen (thigh) and Tom Cleverley (ankle) as

the Red Devils look to close the gap on leaders Manchester City to

two points. Gabriel Obertan will return to the Newcastle squad

after missing the last two games with a toe infection. Danny

Guthrie should also make the game despite missing training this

week because of a hip injury but Cheik Tiote (knee) and Leon Best

(groin) remain doubts, while Sylvain Marveaux is expected to be

sidelined for up to four months after undergoing groin surgery. Man

Utd (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Smalling, Fabio, Jones,

Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Nani, Valencia, Gibson, Carrick,

Fletcher, Park, Giggs, Young, Rooney, Hernandez, Berbatov.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Elliot, Simpson, R Taylor, Santon,

Ferguson, Coloccini, S Taylor, Perch, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Gosling,

Guthrie, Obertan, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Vuckic, Smith, Ba, Shola Ameobi,

Lovenkrands, Sammy Ameobi.