United midfielder John Rankin has not recovered from a knee injury and misses out.
Striker Mario Bilate remains on the sidelines because of a hamstring problem.
Kilmarnock will again be without Michael Ngoo when they make the trip to Tannadice.
The Killie forward was sent to a specialist on Thursday amid ongoing problems with an ankle injury.
But the international break has helped midfielder Jamie Hamill overcome a knock and he joins Allan Johnston’s squad for the journey north.
Victory for the Ayrshire side would see them move to within two points of third place United.