Manchester United vs Newcastle team news: Bastian Schweinsteiger starts as Steve McClaren gives Alexsandar Mitrovic a first Magpies start

German midfielder handed his first start while Newcastle's new signing Florian Thauvin named on the bench

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Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his first start for Manchester United since completing his summer move from Bayern Munich after being named in the side that will take on Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The decision to play the World Cup-winning midfielder is the only change made by manager Louis van Gaal to the side that beat Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off on Tuesday as well as defeating Aston Villa last Friday.

Schweinsteiger comes in for Michael Carrick, who drops to the bench, while Marouane Fellaini serves the final match of his three-game suspension for being sent-off last season.

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Newcastle meanwhile will hope to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat they suffered at Swansea last week, and head coach Steve McClaren has made three changes to his side after having to deal with injury and suspension.

 

Defender Daryl Janmaat is suspended after being sent-off inside 42 minutes against the Swans so Steven Taylor comes into central defence as Chancel Mbemba moves to right-back, while Moussa Sissoko misses out through injury with Ayoze Perez coming into midfield.

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A shot of Bastian Schweinsteiger's image on Old Trafford

Hot-head Alexandar Mitrovic is handed his first start since joining the Magpies in the summer as he replaces Papiss Cisse in attack, while midweek signing Florian Thauvin has to make do with a place in the bench where he is joined by Siem de Jong and Cisse.

Line-ups:

Manchester United: Romero; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Mata, Januzaj, Memphis; Rooney.

Subs: Johnstone, McNair, Valencia, Carrick, Herrera, Young, Hernandez.

Newcastle: Krul; Mbemba, Taylor, Coloccini, Haidara; Anita, Colback; Perez, Wijnaldum, Obertan; Mitrovic

Subs: Darlow, Williamson, Tiote, De Jong, Aarons, Thuavin, Cisse.

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