Obertan aims to leave Devils red


Gabriel Obertan is set to make his return to Old Trafford on Saturday to face his former club Manchester United.

Obertan, who has been out of action for two weeks after a toe infection, is keen to help Newcastle bounce back from their only defeat of the season on Saturday.

The Magpies lost to Manchester City 3-1 to put an end to their impressive league start, but Obertan remains up-beat and can't wait to face his old team mates at United.

Looking ahead to Saturday's game the French winger said: “It’ll be great to be on the pitch at Old Trafford again. Hopefully, we’ll get a result there – it would be really, really good.

“Our confidence is really high, and there’s no reason why we can’t go there and get a point, or even three, if we play like we have before.”

Obertan's return will leave Newcastle boss Alan Pardew with a welcoming selection headache, with Cheick Tote and Leon Best also returning to fitness.

"We were without four at City, but my squad is definitely deeper than last year, without a shadow of doubt," said Pardew.

"Cheick trained very well on Saturday morning.

"I think he and Obertan will be available for Man United. I really hope so, it'll improve my options."

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