(Sporting Alert) — Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and Robin Van Persie all start for Manchester United in today’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United at the Sports Direct Arena.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to go in with an attacking 4-2-3-1 formation, as the visitors seek a win to get back in the race for the league title.
Antonio Valencia returns to the bench for United, while David De Gea keeps his place in the starting team, following an impressive showing in the Champions League.
Newcastle United, meanwhile, as decided to start with Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse in the attacking line, while Shane Ferguson was handed his fourth Premier League start for the home side.
LINE UPS – Newcastle United vs Manchester United
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Harper; Santon, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson; Ben Arfa, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez; Ba, Cisse.
Subs: Alnwick, Simpson, Anita, Bigirimana, Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi.
Manchester United: (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Welbeck, Rooney, Kagawa; Van Persie.
Subs: Lindegaard, Wootton, Scholes, Anderson, Giggs, Valencia, Javier Hernandez.
Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)