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Sir Alex Ferguson makes four changes to the side which suffered a shock defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers, while Alan Pardew makes two changes following his team's Liverpool loss

Wayne Rooney returns for Manchester United's Premier League match at Newcastle United, while Anders Lindegaard is preferred to David De Gea in goal.

Following United's shock 3-2 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers on New Year's Eve, Sir Alex Ferguson has made four changes to his side.

After De Gea's indecisiveness from a corner led to Blackburn's winner, Lindegaard has been handed a start in goal. Michael Carrick moves into centre midfield as Rio Ferdinand partners Phil Jones in defence.

Danny Welbeck also drops to the bench as Ryan Giggs plays alongside Carrick in midfield, while Rooney, who was reportedly fined after poor performances in training, is preferred to Javier Hernandez in attack. Dimitar Berbatov retains his place after scoring six goals in his last three games.

Alan Pardew makes two changes from the side which lost 3-1 against Liverpool on December 30. Gabriel Obertan drops to the bench in favour of Davide Santon, while Haris Vuckic is also named among the substitutes as Shola Ameobi partners Newcastle's top scorer Demba Ba in attack.

Newcastle United: Krul; Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, R. Taylor; Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Jonas; Shola Ameobi, Ba

Subs: Harper, Perch, Vuckic, Obertan, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Best

Manchester United: Lindegaard; Valencia, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra; Park, Carrick, Giggs, Nani; Rooney, Berbatov

Subs: De Gea, Anderson, Hernandez, Welbeck, Rafael, Pogba, Lingard

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