Premier League Preview: Manchester United vs. Norwich City

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  • United leads all-time 36W-13D-16L
  • Red Devils won last four by 13-0 combined score
  • Canaries last won at Old Trafford in 1989
  • Louis Van Gaal knows he’ll join Jose Mourinho as out-of-work footballing geniuses if he can’t Manchester United’s house in order, and the Dutchman needs a home win against struggling Norwich City on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on USA and online via Live Extra).

    The Red Devils are coming off a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth and feeling heat for failing to finish, but also for their failure to take advantage of a wide-open Premier League title race. United is in fourth, six points back of Leicester City.

    As for Norwich, Alex Neil‘s club is back in the drop zone after picking up just a pair of points in its last four matches. The Canaries are also losers of four-straight road matches.


    What they’re saying

    David De Gea on the Red Devils’ spirit“When you’re going through tough times, that’s when you become a very close unit and that is what we are. We have a terrific spirit in the dressing room, we’re all very much together and we’re all pulling in the same direction to do the very best we can for the club.”

    Former Man Utd Academy product Robbie Brady on the match“”It’s exciting because I’ve only played there once since leaving. I still have friends there who I keep in contact with now and again; moving on was right for me and I’ve got no regrets. Manchester United was a great place to learn my trade but I’m a Norwich player now. It only takes a couple of results to change things and hopefully we can do that over the festive period, starting at United.”


    A coming out party for United, who finds strong performances from Juan Mata and Anthony Martial in a 3-1 decision at Old Trafford, heaping misery on the Canaries’ relegation predicament.