United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton in todays Barclays Premier League (4pm kick-off). When the sides met earlier this season United were victorious in a five-goal festive thriller at St. James’ Park, with Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback on target. Papiss Cisse serves the first game of a seven-match suspension but United are boosted by the return of Jack Colback following a two-game ban. French forward Remy Cabella and goalkeeper Rob Elliot also return to the squad after respective knee and thigh complaints, however Haidara (knee) and Mehdi Abeid (thigh) will both miss out.
Everton- Midfielder Gareth Barry will not be involved as he begins a two-match ban. Defender John Stones is expected to be fit following illness, while on-loan winger Aaron Lennon is available again after being ineligible for the Toffees’ Europa League tie. Left-back Leighton Baines faes a late fitness test on a thigh injury but Aiden McGeady (knee), Steven Pienaar (knee), Bryan Oviedo (hamstring) and Tony Hibbert (knee) are all ruled out.
Newcastle United Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, R.Taylor; Colback, Sissoko; Obertan, Gouffran, Ameobi; Rivière.
Subs Elliot, Satka, Anita, Gutierrez, Cabella, Armstrong, Perez.
Everton Howard, Baines, Jagielka (c), Alcaraz, Coleman, McCarthy, Gibson, Lennon, Osman, Kone, Lukaku
Subs Joel, Naismith, Besic, Atsu, Barkley, Stones, Garbutt
Howay the Lads