Premier League: Manchester United v Norwich match preview

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

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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


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


  • 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)


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.