Marveaux And Bigirimana Both Start For Magpies


Sylvain Marveaux and Gael Bigirimana both start for Newcastle this afternoon at Old Trafford.

It’s surprising that Gael Bigirimana is starting this afternoon at Old Trafford in place of the suspended Cheick Tiote, but it shows just how promising a player the former Coventry City midfielder is.

Jonas Gutierrez is not included in the 18 man squad for this game and 17 year-old striker Adam Campbell is on the bench today.

Newcastle will again play in a 4-3-3 formation with the midfield three being Perch Bigirimana and in-form Vurnon Anita and the front three are Cisse, Ba and Marveaux, who is showing some good form lately.

For the Red Devils Vidic is surprisingly on the bench with Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans the two center-backs.

It’s going to be a tough game today and we are expecting much out of the game – so it’s a good time to be surprised on the upside today.

Howay The Lads!!


Manchester United (4-4-2): Davide De Gea; Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra (c); Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs; Javier Hernandez, Robin van Persie
Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Alexander Buttner, Scott Wootton, Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Ryan Tunnicliffe

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi, Adam Campbell

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