Premier League - Pardew waits on Cisse

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will make a late check on striker Papiss Cisse ahead of the Premier League trip to Manchester United.

The Senegal international missed Wednesday night's 3-0 defeat at Swansea with a heel problem and will be assessed on Friday.

However, midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, who did not travel to the Liberty Stadium because of illness, reported for training on Thursday and is expected to be available at Old Trafford.