Manchester United vs Norwich
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways when they welcome struggling Norwich City to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils are without a victory in their last three matches in all competitions but are still fifth in the Premier League table and will fancy their chances of overcoming the Canaries this weekend.
Manchester United vs Norwich Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous clash finished in a 3-1 win for Manchester United.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their last three games.
- Three of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- The final scores have not been tied in any of their previous ten matchups.
- Norwich have registered the win just thrice in their last twelve meetings. (W-3, D-0, L-9)
Manchester United Team News, Updates and Facts
Man Utd Team News
Scott McTominay will be out until February, joining Paul Pogba on the sidelines as Manchester United struggle for bodies in the middle of midfield. Nemanja Matic could partner Fred, as he did in the second-half on Wednesday. Harry Maguire has also been ruled out of this weekend’s clash, while Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo are sidelined too.
Man Utd Key Players
Marcus Rashford – His goal against Manchester City in mid-week – United’s only goal since the turn of the year – was his 20th for club and country this season.
Mason Greenwood – Enjoying a breakthrough season, with the teenager having now scored nine goals in all competitions.
Fred – With Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay sidelined, the midfielder will be getting a sustained run of games – and this is his big opportunity to show why United were so keen to sign him last season.
Man Utd Team Form
Manchester United are still looking for their first win of 2020, after starting the New Year with defeats in the Premier League and Carabao Cup and a goalless draw in the FA Cup. They lost 2-0 at Arsenal on New Year’s Day, followed by a goalless draw at Wolves in the FA Cup. They were 3-0 down in their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg with Manchester City, but Marcus Rashford’s second-half goal at least kept the tie alive.
Manchester United Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-2-3-1
Manchester United likely XI
- Goalkeeper:David de Gea
- Defenders:Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams
- Defensive Midfielders:Fred, Nemanja Matic
- Attacking Midfielders:Daniel James, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial
- Forwards:Marcus Rashford
Norwich City Team News, Updates and Facts
Norwich City Team News
Adam Idah’s FA Cup hat-trick has given Daniel Farke some food for thought but the Norwich boss is likely to put the teenager on the bench. Josip Drmic, Timm Klose and Ben Godfrey are doubts, while top scorer Teemu Pukki (hamstring) and Ralf Fahrmann (thigh) will be assessed. If Pukki misses out, it could be Idah’s opportunity.
Norwich City Key Players
Teemu Pukki – Did not build on his flying start to the season, but nine goals for the campaign – alongside seven for Finland, for the record – still put him top of the Canaries’ scoring charts.
Todd Cantwell – Goals against Wolves and Crystal Palace in recent weeks were his fifth and sixth of the season.
Mario Vrancic – Opened the scoring against Tottenham in their 2-2 draw and will be key if Norwich are to win the midfield battle against United’s depleted line-up.
Norwich City Team Form
After back-to-back league draws, at home to Tottenham and Crystal Palace, Norwich earned a morale-boosting 4-2 away win in the FA Cup against Preston on Saturday. Adam Idah scored a hat-trick and Onel Hernandez netted the other in a changed line-up. In their last league game, Todd Cantwell scored Norwich’s opener in their 1-1 draw with the Eagles. They twice led against Spurs too, before drawing 2-2.
Norwich City Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-2-3-1
Norwich City likely XI
- Goalkeeper:Tim Krul
- Defenders:Max Aarons, Christoph Zimmerman, Grant Hanley, Jamal Lewis
- Defensive Midfielders:Mario Vrancic, Alex Tettey
- Attacking Midfielders:Emiliano Buendia, Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell
- Forwards:Teemu Pukki