Match Facts: Live 19:45 BT Sport
♦ Manchester United have won their last two games away to Newcastle, scoring a combined seven goals without reply.
♦ They have suffered just one defeat in their last 11 trips to St James’ Park.
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Manchester United News:
♦ Valdes, Jones and Shaw all missed the win over Sunderland for one reason or another but could return here.
♦ The absence of Robin van Persie could in a way prove beneficial for the Red Devils, who have looked toothless up front with a partnership of the Dutchman and Falcao.
♦ Wayne Rooney could get another opportunity in a more attacking role after scoring both goals at the weekend.
Newcastle United News:
♦ Jack Colback serves the second match of his two-game suspension.
♦ Massaido Haidara was stretchered off against Aston Villa but John Carver remains positive that the defenders ongoing knee injury isn’t serious enough to keep him out of this one.
♦ Newcastle have no fewer than 7 players definitely out through injury.