Man Utd v Newcastle: Obertan Returns
Written by Newcastle Utd
Gabriel Obertan returns to the starting line-up for Newcastle United as they face Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon.
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Gabriel Obertan returns to the starting line-up for Newcastle United as they face Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon (3pm kick-off).
The winger has missed the last two games with a toe infection, but is fully recovered and comes back against his former side, for who he left for Tyneside in August.
Obertan replaces teenager Sammy Ameobi on the right flank, with the youngster dropping down to the substitutes' bench.
That aside, it is the same set of players who impressed last weekend at Manchester City but suffered a 3-1 defeat - only the Magpies' first Premier League reversal of the season.
Premier League champions Manchester United welcome back Wayne Rooney, and there is also a place for ex-Wallsend Boys Club midfielder Michael Carrick.
Manchester United (4-4-2): David De Gea; Fabio da Silva, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic (c), Patrice Evra; Nani, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Ashley Young; Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez
Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Darron Gibson, Ji-Sung Park, Antonio Valencia, Federico Macheda