Celtic captain Scott Brown shook off a groin injury to take his place for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Tannadice.
Brown missed Scotland’s midweek victory over Northern Ireland with the problem but continued in midfield for the SPL leaders.
Hoops boss Neil Lennon made one change from the side that drew with Rangers in the Scottish Cup, restoring Anthony Stokes up front with midfielder Ki Sung-yueng dropping to the bench.
Dundee United made one enforced change with Morgaro Gomis coming in for the suspended Jon Daly.
Dundee Utd: Pernis, Dillon, Kenneth, Watson, Dixon, Scott Robertson, David Robertson, Buaben, Gomis, Conway, Goodwillie. Subs: Banks, Swanson, Douglas, Shala, van der Meulen, Russell, Armstrong.
Celtic: Forster, Mulgrew, Majstorovic, Wilson, Izaguirre, Commons, Kayal, Brown, Ledley, Stokes, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, Ljungberg, Samaras, Ki, McCourt, Rogne, Carey.
Referee: Mike Tumilty (Scotland)