Newcastle boss Pardew says Simpson, Obertan up for Man Utd return

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew expects his former Manchester United players to be motivated about returning to Old Trafford.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew expects his former Manchester United players to be motivated about returning to Old Trafford.

The game will see both Danny Simpson and Gabriel Obertan return to their former club having failed to win regular football during their time there, although Pardew insists there is no shame in that.

He said: "It's a good time for them to go back and show the have grown as players and as individuals, and you can only do that with first-team football.

"At Manchester United, there are so many world-class players, it's difficult to break in."

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