Wayne Rooney and Darren Fletcher are expected to feature for Manchester United tomorrow night against Capital One Cup opponents Newcastle United.

The Daily Mail says Rooney has an outside chance of making the squad.

The 26-year-old striker has not played since suffering a gash to his thigh against Fulham last month. But he has been training for more than a week and has moved into contention for a place in Sir Alex Ferguson's squad. If he does not feature then he should play against Tottenham on Saturday.

Fletcher will start on Tuesday as he continues his rehabilitation after being diagnosed with a bowel condition last year.