Premier League: Norwich City vs Manchester United match preview
A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Carrow Road
Thursday 26 December 2013
Manchester United strolled over Norwich in the Capital One Cup when they last met. David Moyes’ side will be looking to close the gap on the top four, as the Scottish manager appears to be edging towards the key for success at United.
Thursday gave us a taste of the old United, as they came back from 2-0 down to defeat Hull 3-2 after an own goal from James Chester in the latter stages of the game. However, Moyes will have to leave winger Antonio Valencia out of his plans after he received a second yellow in the game against Hull, with a one-match ban a result of his late dismissal. Right-back Rafael also limped off with what appeared to be a groin problem, plus Phil Jones looks unlikely after picking up a knee injury before the match.
Meanwhile, Norwich suffered a late defeat to Fulham mid-week and sit in the relegation zone. However, the game also saw the return of club record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel, which will surely give the Canaries something to smile about going into Saturday’s crucial game.
Kick-off: Saturday, 3.00pm
Past three meetings:
Manchester United 4 (Hernandez 2, Jones, Fabio) Norwich 0, Capital One cup, October 2013
Manchester United 4 (Kagawa 3, Rooney) Norwich 0, Premier League, March 2013
Norwich 1 (Pilkington) Manchester 0, Premier League, November 2012
United have won their last five matches in all competitions
Moyes’ side have more points than Norwich have goals so far this season
Norwich have kept six clean sheets in the Premier League this season
The Red Devils have failed to score in only one away game in the Premier League this season.
Norwich to win: 6
United to win: 1.57
Highlights on BBC1 at 10:25.
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