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Wayne Rooney expected to return for United

Published 03/01/2012 | 08:14

WAYNE Rooney is expected to return for Manchester United at Newcastle tomorrow after being disciplined by Sir Alex Ferguson last week.

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It is believed Rooney and midfielder Darron Gibson both missed the New Year's Eve defeat to Blackburn after angering their manager by their performance in training after a St Stephen’s Day night out.

Chris Smalling (tonsillitis) and Rio Ferdinand (back) may return on Tyneside to bolster United's injury-ravaged squad as they look to keep pace with leaders Manchester City.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Ferdinand, Smalling, Evra, Jones, Fryers, Cole, Carrick, Valencia, Park, Gibson, Anderson, Nani, Giggs, Rooney, Welbeck, Berbatov, Hernandez, Diouf, Keane.

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