Rooney should play, after Champions League absence
Sir Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney is likely be fit enough to face Newcastle, despite concerns over a hip injury.
Cheik Tiote is still a doubt for the Magpies, and is unlikely to play, due to his on-going knee injury, but Gabriel Obertan could be fit to face his former club.
Elsewhere, Tottenham could be without Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der Vaart for the trip to West Brom on Saturday.
Ashley Cole is an injury doubt for the match against Wolves, he is still troubled by the ankle injury that kept him out the recent Champions League fixture in Leverkusen.
Wolves will be forced into a few changes, with midfielders Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt suspended for the clash after collecting five bookings this season.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis has slight concerns over the fitness of Peter Crouch, Matthew Etherington and Rory Delap ahead of the visit of Blackburn.
Rovers' defensive talisman Christopher Samba remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, while Martin Olsson is also ruled out with a similar complaint.
Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell is doubtful for the trip to Bolton as the club awaits further diagnosis of the rib injury he picked up on international duty 10 days ago.
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish could name an unchanged side for the visit of Manchester City on Sunday.
Wigan have concerns over the fitness of Franco Di Santo and James McCarthy going into the game at Sunderland on Saturday.
Finally, Queens Park Rangers boss Neil Warnock will give a late fitness test to in-form striker Heidar Helguson, ahead of the trip to Norwich, and Joey Barton is suspended.
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