Man Utd vs Norwich Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on March 1, 2013

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League leaders Manchester United welcome Norwich City to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon looking to move one step closer to regaining the Premier League title.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side go into the game boasting a 12 points advantage over second-placed Manchester City and will be hoping to maintain that gap at the very least this weekend.

However, United would be forgiven for having one eye on Tuesday’s vital Champions League second leg with Real Madrid, with the tie finely poised at 1-1 following the first leg at the Bernabeu.

But Ferguson will be guarding against complacency and ensuring his squad are fully focused on the task at hand, and also looking to avoid another upset after Norwich shocked the Manchester giants with a 1-0 win at Carrow Road back in November.

That was United’s last league defeat and have since gone 15 games unbeaten but they will face Chris Houghton’s side who should be full of confidence having secured a late win over Everton last time out.

Team News

United have been boosted with the news that striker Robin van Persie has been pasted fit for the weekend after recovering from a hip injury that forced him off against QPR last Saturday. However, Fergie is expected to make some changes and rest his key men with Tuesday’s clash in mind, meaning RPV and Michael Carrick should be among the players who could get a rest.

Ryan Giggs is in-line to to make his 1,000th career appearance but fellow veteran Paul Scholes is still out with a knee injury. Phil Jones will also miss the game with an ankle knock and is now racing to be fit to face Real Madrid.

Norwich will continue to be without midfielder Alex Tettey due to a knee injury while forward Kei Kamara is pushing for a start after grabbing the winner against Everton last weekend. Andrew Surman and goalkeeper John Ruddy are both on the sidelines with long-term injuries.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

United may not be at their scintillating best right now but they are grinding out the results and doing just enough to get the job done. We think this will be the case once again this weekend. Man Utd 2-0 Norwich

What would be your starting line-up and what’s you score prediction for the game? Get involved in the comments section below.

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11 Comments

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  2. Fatai onus

    March 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I wish manu to by all means to win over norwich for 3points will cost us much if we fail to take it at old traford tomorrow. In view of this, lets use our full squards for them without reservation. Up united, in God we trust.

  3. Todd

    March 2, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Seems like a pretty likely lineup for United. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Ashley Young make a start either. Chicharito looks likely to start to give van Persie and Welbeck a rest for Tuesday’s match. Though I’m sure they will be on the bench.

  4. JULIET

    March 2, 2013 at 5:44 am

    UNITED ARE GREAT AND DIS IS ANOTHER 3 POINT VICTORY FOR THEM

  5. Sontopas

    March 2, 2013 at 6:27 am

    We are going to beat madrid no matter what so let fergie play his full squad for us ddg,rafael,vidic,smalling,evra,nani,young,kagawa,cleverly,rooney,rvp

  6. Ashumu

    March 2, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I wish man utd 2get 3poits and good preparation in the champion league my squer is Degea,Rafael,Smailling,Evens,EVERA,ANDERSON.GIGS.KAGAWA,LUIS NANI,ROONEY AND CHICHARITO

  7. Silver

    March 2, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Gd luc 4 manu…

  8. ismail

    March 2, 2013 at 8:23 am

    i want man utd 2 win all the 3 trophies

  9. Silver jude

    March 2, 2013 at 10:04 am

    This is another season of Treble for Man.Utd.Because JAVIER HERNANDEZ is a replica of Eric Cantona,risk bearers in goal scoring.RVP is a duplicate of Sherigham,ROONEY is another Dwight Yoke and Danny Welbeck is the modern Andrew Cole.These guys are products of Treble,nothing less.OUR 3 POINTS IS SURE TODAY,AND CHAMPION LEAGUE QUARTER FINAL IS GUARANTEED.SAF WIL REPEAT WHAT HE DID TO JOSE MOURINHO SOME YEARS BACK AT INTER.MILAN. Upppppp Man United.

  10. Ken teks

    March 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Man u pls every game is important,concetrate

  11. Cyprian

    March 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I want man utd to remain focus n take every match serious. Up man u

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