Premier League: Manchester United v Norwich match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Ryan Giggs will take charge of his first match as a football manager when Manchester United take on Norwich at Old Trafford. After ten months under David Moyes, the board finally had enough of the Scotsman and sacked him earlier this week leaving Giggs in charge for the rest of the season. It will be interesting to see if the change of manager will have any effect on the United players during the last rounds of the Premier League season.

Norwich sacked Chris Hughton earlier this month, but his replacement, Neil Adams, hasn’t been able to change the Canaries miserable form, leaving them just above the relegation zone after four consecutive losses. Including Norwich’s spells in the Capital One Cup and the FA Cup, they haven’t won in 10 away matches before travelling to Old Trafford.

Given Norwich have only won two of the last ten meetings with United, and Cardiff facing Sunderland on Sunday, the Canaries could drift into the relegation zone this weekend.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 5.30pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Norwich 0 Manchester United 1 (Welbeck), Premier League, December 2013

Manchester United 4 (Hernandez 2, Jones, Fabio) Norwich 0, Capital One Cup, October 2013

Manchester United 4 (Kagawa 3, Rooney) Nowrich 0, Premier League, March 2013

STATS…

  • Norwich City have taken fewer points away from home than any other Premier League side this season (Eight)
  • Manchester United have won five and lost none of their six previous Premier League home games against Norwich
  • The Canaries have only won four of their last 38 Premier League away matches (L24 D10)
  • This is the Red Devils’ lowest points total (57) through 34 league fixtures since 1990/91 (56)
  • Manchester United (19) have conceded three more goals at Old Trafford than Norwich have at Carrow Road (16)

ODDS…

Manchester United to win: 1.35

Norwich to win: 9.0

Draw: 4.75

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 5.30pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.

Suggested Topics
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor