Rooney returns to the starting line-up for Manchester United after being axed for their weekend defeat to Blackburn following a breach of club discipline.
Newcastle boss Pards said: "I'm well informed they will have a few back for this game and I'm not surprised because Alex Ferguson knows it is a tough game coming to Newcastle.
"He knows that from history so will put out his best possible side.
"Ryan Giggs might be involved as well because he sat in
"United are on the back of a disappointing result. I fancy they will be as fired up for it as we are after getting beaten by Liverpool. It will be a good game."