Gabriel Obertan ready to face former club

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GABRIEL Obertan’s ready to return at Old Trafford – and help Newcastle United get back up and running.

Obertan has missed Newcastle’s last two games with a toe infection.

But the winger’s expected to be fit to face former club Manchester United on Saturday, along with Leon Best and Cheik Tiote.

The trio were all missing when Newcastle suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday at leaders Manchester City.

And the challenge for Alan Pardew’s side – who dropped down into fourth place after Tottenham Hotspur beat Aston Villa last night – is to start another unbeaten run against Sir Alex Ferguson’s second-placed team.

“So far, we have played some great football,” Obertan said. “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.”