Norwich City vs. Manchester United – Match Preview
Venue and Timings
The match kicks off at Carrow Road on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 1730 hours BST (2230 hours PST and 2300 hours IST).
Norwich City has a winning streak of 4 games and they will not be planning to change their squad.
Russell Martin is doubtful to start so the defensive line will remain the same, especially considering that they kept a clean sheet against Reading.
As Sir Alex Ferguson’s press conference revealed, Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez will be attacking. Wayne Rooney will remain sidelined due to the injury he picked up at Villa Park. Hernandez will take his place who has had an impressive record so far this season.
Jonny Evans will also not play this match due to his groin injury which needs time.
Cleverley would be less likely to start as he played for England against Sweden.
Norwich City 1 – 2 Manchester United
Manchester United 2 – 0 Norwich
Nowrich 2 – 0 Manchester United
Manchester United 2 – 1 Norwich
Grant Holt (Norwich City) : The 31-year old striker plays as a forward, wearing the #9 shirt at Norwich. He has scored 3 goals and made 1 assist from 9 appearances. He plays as a forward and so is exceptionally good at through-balls and finishing. He often gets fouled but he also often commits fouls. He provides indirect set-piece threat but gets offside very often as well.
Javier Hernandez (Manchester United) : When Persie joined United, the future of this man was greatly doubted by the did everything in his power to prove everyone wrong and won back his lost position in the team. With two late goals and one assist against Aston Villa, he led United to a dramatic win. He has good finishing skills and can hold onto the ball very well.
My prediction: 3 – 0 to Manchester United. With constant pressure from Sir Alex, both Chicharito and Persie will do everything in their power to score many goals. You could expect a few defence lapse from United, but Norwich will not be powerful enough to score a goal, even if they play at home.