Emre And Milner Give Pearson Food For Thought!

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Stephen Carr (hamstring) could figure in the squad after playing for the reserves in midweek, while Emre (ankle) and James Milner (illness), who missed the FA Cup tie at Stoke last weekend, are available once again.

With Habib Beye and Abdoulaye Faye away with Senegal and Geremi with Cameroon, youngsters Kazenga LuaLua and Andy Carroll could be included again.

Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, Carr, N'Zogbia, Enrique, Rozehnal, Cacapa, Taylor, Edgar, Butt, Milner, Emre, Duff, LuaLua Smith, Viduka, Owen, Martins, Carroll.

Owen Hargreaves is a doubt for Manchester United's Old Trafford clash with Newcastle on Saturday.

The England midfielder sustained a rib injury in training on Thursday and Sir Alex Ferguson will leave the decision on Hargreaves' fitness as late as possible.

Louis Saha should recover from a minor knock but Gary Neville will not be considered as a replacement for suspended defender Wes Brown, even though the United captain began his comeback from a long-standing ankle problem in the reserves at Everton on Wednesday.

Manchester Utd (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, O'Shea, Simpson, Ferdinand, Pique, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Nani, Park, Ronaldo, Anderson, Carrick, Hargreaves, Giggs, Rooney, Saha, Tevez.