Alan Pardew says Newcastle aim to exploit Man United's defensive frailties today.

Alan Pardew: “One clean sheet in 15 games shows that it’s not impossible to score against them.

“We’ll certainly carry a threat – there’s no doubt about that.

“I think we can score there, and it’s going to be about how we defend. I think we’ll get a goal.

“They’ve been vulnerable all year – Ferguson’s been quoted as saying that.

“There’s nothing we won’t try to capitalise on.

“There’s no point not packing the defence and not offering a threat, because it’s probably the best route of winning the game.”