Will Mr. Barton be able to shave off his moustache after his side’s match against Aston Villa at St James’ Park?
Newcastle duo Danny Guthrie and Peter Lovenkrands should return after missing the opening weekend with injuries.
Summer signing Sol Campbell is still working his way towards match fitness.
Aston Villa striker John Carew should be fit despite an ongoing knee problem, but Gabby Agbonlahor is again absent with a hamstring injury.
The senior players excused from Europa League duty will return, while new signing Stephen Ireland is expected to make his debut on his 24th birthday.
Doubtful: Guthrie (knee), Lovenkrands (groin)
Injured: Best & Simpson (both ankle), Campbell (fitness), Gosling (knee), S Taylor (shoulder)
Doubtful: Carew (knee)
Injured: Agbonlahor & Cuellar (both hamstring), Collins (calf), Delph (knee), Sidwell (Achilles), Weimann (ankle) (BBC Sport)
These two sides experienced vastly different fortunes in their first matches of the season but Chris Hughton will hope that his Toon Army can bounce back from defeat at Old Trafford to give their St James’ Park fans something to celebrate and an excuse for Joey Barton to shave his moustache off.
Kevin MacDonald will be elated with his sides showing against West Ham and his second string did very well in Vienna but it is likely the only change he will make relates to the departed James Milner.
Highlights of the games these two opened their campaigns with.
Man United 3-0 Newcastle United
Aston Villa 3-0 West Ham United