Darren Fletcher looks set to make his first Manchester United start in 10 months in tonight’s Capital One Cup match against Newcastle, after recovering from a chronic bowel condition, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Fletcher made his first-team comeback in United’s Champions League victory over Galatasaray last Wednesday and was met by rapturous applause from the Old Trafford crowd.
It could be his first start since November and would top off a remarkable turn in fortunes for the Scotland international, whose career was seemingly under threat from the debilitating illness.
The 28-year-old has been forced to make changes to his diet and lifestyle in light of the condition, but he kept himself involved with football by helping to coach the club’s reserves towards the end of last season.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are also set give Angelo Henriquez his debut, after the striker arrived from Universidad de Chile for £4million this summer.
Nick Powell and Alexander Buttner are also expected to return to the side for this third round encounter.