- Man Utd vs Norwich

Saturday 26 April 2014 | Old Trafford | Kick-off 17:30

Man Utd
Man Utd
0 - 0
Norwich
Norwich

Fixture change notice

This fixture was arranged to be played at Old Trafford on Saturday 26 April 2014 at 15:00. Due to live broadcasting on Sky Sports. it has been moved to a new scheduled date Saturday 26 April 2014 at 17:30.

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Match preview

After a week spent firmly in the media spotlight, Manchester United will be grateful to return to on-field matters against Norwich City.

The club has dominated the headlines since Tuesday, when manager David Moyes' reign was brought to an end after nine months in charge.

The 27-year tenure of Alex Ferguson was always going to be a hard act to follow, and so it proved with Moyes departing Old Trafford two days after a 2-0 defeat at his former club Everton.

Moyes has been replaced by Man United legend Ryan Giggs on an interim basis, with the Welshman enlisting the help of former team-mates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville to help prepare the side for the final four matches of the season.

The first of those comes at Old Trafford on Saturday with the visit of relegation-threatened Norwich, as United look for a positive end to what has been a disappointing campaign.

The champions are consigned to their lowest ever Barclays Premier League finish, and United fans will be hoping Giggs' standing at the club will inspire the players to end the season on a high note.

Giggs - with 631 Barclays Premier League appearances to his name - takes on the task of management for the first time and on Saturday faces another novice in the form of opposite number Neil Adams.

Adams took charge after Chris Hughton departed earlier this month and has overseen two defeats in his two matches at the helm, 1-0 at Fulham and 3-2 at home to Liverpool last time out.

Norwich are 17th in the table, just two points above the drop zone having won just twice in their past 13 top-flight matches.

Despite the upheaval at Old Trafford, Adams knows his men come into the game as underdogs, but says that is a tag that suits them perfectly. "We're used to it, we expect it," he told the club's official website. "Obviously teams at the bottom of the table are going to be underdogs in most of the games but it's irrelevant whether you're underdogs. It's about you and how you go about your business."

Adams confirmed Joseph Yobo remains out with a calf problem, although long-term absentee Elliott Bennett returns after a knee injury.

For United, senior figures Nemanja Vidic (knock), Robin van Persie and Patrice Evra (both knee) are rated as doubtful, as does right-back Rafael da Silva (hamstring).

Manchester United (from): Amos, De Gea, Lindegaard, Buttner, Evans, Evra, Ferdinand, Jones, M Keane, Rafael, Smalling, Varela, Vidic, Carrick, Cleverley, Fellaini, Fletcher, Giggs, Januzaj, Kagawa, Mata, Nani, Valencia, Young, Hernandez, Rooney, Van Persie, Welbeck.

Norwich City (from): Bunn, Nash, Ruddy, Bassong, R Bennett, Garrido, Martin, Olsson, Turner, Whittaker, E Bennett, Gutierrez, Hoolahan, Howson, Fer, Fox, Johnson, Pilkington, Redmond, Snodgrass, Tettey, Becchio, Elmander, Hooper, Van Wolfswinkel.

Match Appointments
Referee: Lee Probert. Assistants: R Ganfield, M McDonough. Fourth Official: N Swarbrick.

Current form

Last six matches

lost

2 - 0 v Everton (A) 20 Apr 2014

won

0 - 4 v Newcastle (A) 05 Apr 2014

won

4 - 1 v Aston Villa (H) 29 Mar 2014

lost

0 - 3 v Man City (H) 25 Mar 2014

won

0 - 2 v West Ham (A) 22 Mar 2014

lost

0 - 3 v Liverpool (H) 16 Mar 2014
Last win/defeat

won

0 - 4 v Newcastle (A) 05 Apr 2014

lost

2 - 0 v Everton (A) 20 Apr 2014

Current form

Last six matches

lost

2 - 3 v Liverpool (H) 20 Apr 2014

lost

1 - 0 v Fulham (A) 12 Apr 2014

lost

0 - 1 v West Brom (H) 05 Apr 2014

lost

3 - 0 v Swansea (A) 29 Mar 2014

won

2 - 0 v Sunderland (H) 22 Mar 2014

lost

4 - 2 v Southampton (A) 15 Mar 2014
Last win/defeat

won

2 - 0 v Sunderland (H) 22 Mar 2014

lost

2 - 3 v Liverpool (H) 20 Apr 2014

Last corresponding meeting

Man Utd Norwich

Sat 02 Mar 2013 | Old Trafford | Attendance: 75,586

Man Utd 4 - 0 Norwich
  • Shinji Kagawa (45+1, 76, 87)
  • Wayne Rooney (90)
  Possession
Man Utd 65%
Norwich 35%
Shots on Goal On Target Off Target
Man Utd 7 4
Norwich 0 0
  Fouls Yellow Cards Red Cards
Man Utd 5 0 0
Norwich 14 4 0
Total 19 4 0
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Fixture change history

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Sat 26 Apr 2014 15:00 Sat 26 Apr 2014 17:30 Live broadcasting on Sky Sports.

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