Shay Given wants to stay at Newcastle for the rest of his career after sparing the Magpies a drubbing at Manchester United.

The Irish international is eager to secure a new deal before his present contract expires at the end of the season.

Given, currently negotiating a five year contract at St James' Park, boosted his claims with an outstanding display in Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford - then torpedoed Celtic's hopes of landing him on a Bosman free next summer.

Negotiations have already started to keep the 23-year-old keeper at St James' Park and Given said: "This is a big season for me and Newcastle is a big club.

"I want to stay here for as long as they want me - perhaps even for the rest of my career."

Boss Bobby Robson knows he has problems at the heart of his defence but he has no worries over Given. "Shay was outstanding," he said.

Central defender Marcelino, who broke a finger at Old Trafford, is likely to be on the move as Robson clears the way to bring back Portuguese stopper Helder.

Marcelino, who cost £6m from Real Mallorca over a year ago, wants to go back to Spain and Robson said: "We are trying to help him."

The defender could still play against Derby tomorrow even though Robson is set to ditch his controversial 5-3-2 system for the first home game in 52,000-capacity St James' Park, but Robert Lee is doubtful with an Achilles injury.

That almost certainly means a first start of the season for Kieron Dyer, who was surprisingly left on the bench at Old Trafford.

l George Burley is well aware Manchester United can be world beaters - but insists there will be no fear factor when his team face the Premiership champions. United visit Portman Road tonight after flexing their muscles with a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle and Burley admitted: "I watched them play Newcastle and, in the first half, they were outstanding, absolutely tremendous. We need them to have an off day and we need to be ready to take advantage of that.'