Premier League: Norwich City v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Carrow Road

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Norwich will be looking to beat Manchester United for the first time in seven years when the teams meet at Carrow Road on Saturday. The East Anglian club have not defeated United since 2005, when goals from Dean Ashton and Leon McKenzie handed the home side an unlikely 2-0 win.

The Canaries are 15th on the table with 11 points, while league leaders United are two points clear of nearest rivals Chelsea, having won all but two of their nine games this season.

United, who came from two goals down to stun Villa 3-2 at the weekend, are expecting a stern test at the venue where Ryan Giggs netted a stoppage-time winner last campaign.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 5.30pm


Norwich 1 (Holt) Manchester United 2 (Scholes, Giggs), Premier League, February 2012

Manchester United 2 (Anderson, Welbeck) Norwich 0, Premier League, October 2011

Norwich 2 (Ashton, McKenzie) Manchester United 0, Premier League, April 2005


Norwich have won three and lost just one of their last six Premier League home games, keeping four clean sheets in that run.

Manchester United have won seven and lost just one of their last eight visits to Carrow Road in all competitions.

United have scored 12 goals from crosses in the Premier League this season; more than any other side.

No player in Premier League history has scored more substitute goals away from home (nine) than Javier Hernandez.


Norwich to win: 6.50

Man United to win: 1.40

Draw: 4.30

TV: Live on ESPN at 5.30pm and highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm