Date: 19th April 2011 at 6:55pm
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United look to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat against Man City in the FA Cup with victory over Newcastle at St James Park.

Victory tonight would take United closer to the title but it won’t be easy as Newcastle will put up a fight and United will have to show that Saturday’s defeat hasn’t aversely affected us.

Sir Alex has made changes to Saturday’s team with the first notably exclusion being Paul Scholes who misses out following his red card. That leaves a space for Anderson to step in and he is joined by Wayne Rooney who returns having served his 2 game ban following swearing on camera at Upton Park. The striker will be rearing to contribute to United’s title push with goals against a side who he seems to love scoring against.

There is also a return for Ryan Giggs who missed Saturday’s game.

Starting XI:¬†Van Der Sar; O’Shea, Vidic, Smalling, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs; Rooney, Hernandez

Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Park, Fabio, J. Evans, Valencia, Gibson