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Match Preview: Manchester United vs Norwich City

Manchester United vs Norwich City | Premier League | Old Trafford | KO 15:00

The green and yellow of Norwich City make the Canaries welcome visitors as Manchester United fans are set to protest with green and yellow scarves of their own.

The protests will come as a result of underwhelming leadership and false promises, two phrases that capture United’s season on the pitch also.

With a top-four finish looking increasingly unlikely for United, the Reds take on the yellows hoping not to go out of this season on a whimper.

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United’s lacklustre display at Goodison Park saw more fight off the pitch than it saw on it. Cristiano Ronaldo’s outburst at full time saw him slap a phone out of an Everton fans’ hand. While Merseyside police confirmed they were working with the Toffees to investigate, nothing has occurred in the way of a reprimand. Ronaldo will expect to be involved despite limping off at the weekend.

Fred had to be replaced after 35 minutes at Goodison Park with what appeared to be an issue with his groin. Nemanja Matic, who recently announced he’d be ending his 5-year-stay at Old Trafford in the summer will likely partner Paul Pogba in midfield. Fred joins a list of Raphael Varane, Scott Mctominay, Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani who will also miss Saturday’s tie.

Opposition: Norwich City

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Norwich City, despite going into this weekend rock bottom in the Premier League have had an interesting season. The canaries have only won five times this season, four of which have seen the opposition manager sacked. Barring any surprises, United should be safe in that regard.

Dean Smith did manage a win at Old Trafford as his Aston Villa side took all three points in September.

Key Stats

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Norwich have won just one of their last 12 away games against Manchester United in all competitions (D1 L10), winning 2-1 in the Premier League in December 2015.

Manchester United have lost two of their last four Premier League games (W1 D1), having lost just one of their previous 15 following Ole Gunnar Solskjar’s departure (W8 D6).


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