Manchester United celebrate third goal against Hull City
Manchester United players celebrate the winner against Hull City. [Reuters]

Norwich City welcome Manchester United to Carrow Road in their Premier League fixture of 2013 on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3:00pm GMT. Radio commentary of the game will be on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm GMT.


Norwich lost their Boxing Day fixture 2-1 against Fulham at home and Chris Hughton will be rooting for his side to respond strongly when they face United at Carrow Road. The Canaries have only scored 10 goals at home and won only three out of nine matches at home in the current league campaign.

The hosts are 14th in the table with 19 points, just three points above the drop zone. Gary Hooper is the top scorer for Norwich with five goals in the league this season. Last season, the Canaries won this fixture courtesy of a header from Anthony Pilkington.

United have won their last five matches in all competitions and David Moyes will be looking to end the year with six wins on the trot. The Red Devils avoided a scare against Hull City on Boxing Day after trailing by two goals within 13 first-half minutes, but managed to recover and win the match 3-2.

Adnan Januzaj
Adnan Januzaj [Reuters]

The reigning Premier League champions have already thrashed Norwich by four goals this season when the two sides met in the Capital One Cup clash at Old Trafford. United are currently seventh in the table with 31 points after 18 matches; a win could see them climb as high as fifth today.

What Managers Say

Chris Hughton: "The reason why they do what they do is because they're very good professionals. Any bad period, or any defeat, always hurts. We are playing at home though. It is an opportunity for us to bounce back from Thursday, and it is certainly the type of game that lifts everybody – it's one to look forward to."

David Moyes: "I think all the games at this time of year are difficult to call. I expect Norwich to be another hard game. I think at this club you're waiting on winning more games than this and then you might talk about being on a run. We'll just try and win the next one and see what happens."

Form Guide

Norwich City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D D W L
  • Last Result: Norwich City 1-2 Fulham

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Hull City 2-3 Manchester United

Team News

Robert Snodgrass
Robert Snodgrass [Reuters]

Norwich City

  • Injured: Anthony Pilkington (hamstring), Elliot Bennett (knee), Alexander Tettey (ankle)
  • Doubtful: Jonny Howson (back)
  • Suspended: Michael Turner

Probable Line-Up: Ruddy; Martin, Bassong, R Bennet, Olsson; Redmond, Fer, Johnson, Snodgrass; Elmander, Hooper

Manchester United

  • Injured: Marouane Fellaini (wrist), Nani (hamstring), Phil Jones (knee)
  • Doubtful: Rafael (groin), Robin van Persie (thigh)
  • Suspended: Antonio Valencia

Probable Line-Up: De Gea; Smalling, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley; Januzaj, Rooney, Young; Welbeck