By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At Old Trafford
Alan Pardew has made one change to his Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture away at Manchester United.
Ameobi drops down to the substitutes' bench as they Magpies switch to a 4-3-3 formation.
Joining Ameobi among the replacements are Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse and Jonas Gutierrez, with the latter in a matchday squad for the first time since the start of October.
Manchester United (4-4-2): David De Gea; Rafael, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic (c), Patrice Evra; Nani, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Adnan Januzaj; Javier Hernandez, Robin Van Persie
Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, RioFerdinand, Anderson, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Wifried Zaha, Danny Welbeck
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)