Preview: United v Norwich

Manchester United XI: Lindegaard, Rafael, Ferdinand, Smalling, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Young, Van Persie, Hernandez.

Bench: Johnstone, Jones, Anderson, Welbeck, Scholes, Cleverley, Fletcher.

Norwich City XI: Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Tettey, Johnson, Hoolahan, Snodgrass, Holt, Pilkington

Match referee: Anthony Taylor. Matches 8, Red cards 3, Yellow cards 14.
Assistants: R West, P Bankes.
Fourth Official: N Swarbrick.

Javier Hernandez starts, as the manager indicated in his pre-match press conference after his treble strikes in man of the match performance against Aston Villa last Saturday.

Norwich form: DWDWLL

Manchester United form : WWWWWL

Last 10 : Norwich 1 Manchester United 8 Draw 1

Talisman Grant Holt always likely to pop up with a finish.

Manchester United have conceded first in seven different Premier League games this season but have registered wins in five of them.
This season United have recorded only two clean sheets in the Premier League, yet last season in the league race for the title they posted 20 clean sheets.

Manchester Uniteds ‘Achilles’ heal shipping goals having had 16 goals put past them this season, 26 goals in only 17 matches.

Norwich City have kept four clean sheets in their last six games. They have only beaten Manchester United a single time in the last 14 league games. The home team today are 19th in the league table for scoring a mere 8 goals to date.

Manchester United however have a record high netting 29 goals at this stage of the campaign.

United top goal scorer : Robin van Persie 8.
Norwich top goal scorer : Grant Holt 3.

Ryan Giggs scored at Carrow road in the inaugural Premier League season in 1992 -93 and it’s 20th 2011-12.

Michael Carrick makes his 400th league appearance.

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