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Man Utd v Newcastle preview

Team news ahead of Wednesday night's Capital One Cup clash between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Darren Fletcher is expected to make his first start in 10 months in the game.

The Scotland midfielder is on the comeback trail as he tries to combat a chronic bowel problem.

New-boy Angelo Henriquez - who is not available for Champions League games as United did not receive international clearance in time for him to be registered - is available, whilst Nick Powell and Alex Buttner are also amongst those set to make Sir Alex Ferguson's starting line-up.

Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote could both return to the Newcastle squad, meanwhile.

Argentina defender Coloccini has recovered from a hamstring injury after being allowed to stay with his national side's medical team, and Ivory Coast midfielder Tiote has finally shaken off a calf problem.

Manager Alan Pardew is again likely to rest several of his big names and has hinted Rob Elliot could get another chance in goal, while first-choice keeper Tim Krul (elbow) is hoping to be given the go-ahead to resume training when he sees his specialist on Wednesday and full-back Danny Simpson (hamstring) could re-join his team-mates later this week.

Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Johnstone, Rafael, Evans, Keane, Vidic, Buttner, Valencia, Anderson, Nani, Carrick, Cleverley, Fletcher, Powell, Cole, Lingard, Vermijl, Tunnicliffe, Hernandez, Welbeck, Macheda, King.

Newcastle (from): Harper, Elliot, Tavernier, Ferguson, Perch, S. Taylor, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Anita, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux, Obertan, Vuckic, Abeid, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Ba, Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Campbell.