Following a big 1-0 away win at Partizan in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, Manchester United will shift their focus towards the English Premier League once again. The 1-1 draw against Liverpool was a decent result, but The Red Devils know they need to get back to winning ways as soon as possible considering their position in the standings. With that in mind, they will endure a tough trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich. Kick-off for this match has been listed at 16:30 BST.
Manchester United saw Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial return to the starting lineup earlier this week against Partizan, and both players should be fit to play this Sunday. Goalkeeper David De Gea, who missed Thursday’s European match, is also likely to be involved. Paul Pogba (ankle), Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Axel Tuanzebe (hip) all remain out, though. Eric Bailly remains a long-term absentee and shouldn’t return until late December at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Norwich have been quite affected by injuries during the current term. Timm Klose (knee), Christoph Zimmermann (ankle) and Grant Hanley (groin) are all still long-term absentees, although Tom Trybull and Onel Hernandez should be eligible to play. Mario Vrancic (calf) and Ralf Fahrmann will also miss Sunday’s tilt.
Manchester United have been extremely inconsistent so far this season. They own a W2, D4, L3 mark in the Premier League (14th with 10 points), although the past few matches have shown improvement. Their most recent Premier League outing ended in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool, and they are coming off a 1-0 away win at Partizan in the UEFA Europa League earlier this week. Make no mistake here — United must improve massively over the next few weeks after their poor start to the season. But the recent results perhaps show the team is on the right track.
On the other hand, Norwich City secured a huge win over Manchester City earlier this season but their overall record has not been very good. Through the first nine Premier League matches, The Canaries sit in 19th place with seven points. They own a W2, D1, L6 record and are riding a four-game undefeated streak (D1, L3). Norwich are coming off a 0-0 draw against Bournemouth the last time out, though. That was their first clean sheet of the 2019/20 season. But they have a lot of work to do if they want to leave the relegation zone before it’s too late.
What is our previous all-time record against Norwich City?
Manchester United have posted a solid overall record against Norwich. These two sides have met 67 times, and The Red Devils have won 37 times. There have been 13 draws and 17 wins for Norwich.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have played at Carrow Read in the Premier League. United have won six times – including last season – but also lost twice.
Manchester United will miss two important players ahead of this game. Plus, they have not been playing at a very high level in recent weeks. However, the recent win at Partizan ended United’s long winless run away from home. The team should have received a morale boost following that victory, and that should be enough to believe The Red Devils should be able to secure the three points in this tightly-contested affair.