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Shot by Oliveira Anderson. John Ruddy makes a save.
Chris Smalling produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
Javier Garrido gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robin van Persie, Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.
Booking for Rafael Da Silva.
Robert Snodgrass goes off and Elliott Bennett comes on.
Effort from the edge of the box by Jonathan Howson goes wide of the left-hand post.
Michael Carrick takes a shot. Bradley Johnson gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Paul Scholes, save by John Ruddy.
Shot by Anthony Pilkington from 20 yards. Save made by Anders Lindegaard.
A cross is delivered by Steve Morison.
The ball is sent over by Ashley Young, save made by John Ruddy.
Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Da Silva. Ashley Young takes the direct free kick.
Steve Morison is brought on as a substitute for Grant Holt. Jonathan Howson replaces Wesley Hoolahan. Oliveira Anderson comes on in place of Rio Ferdinand.
Ashley Young sends in a cross, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.
Ashley Young takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Grant Holt.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Giggs, Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.
Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ashley Young, Javier Garrido makes a clearance.
Centre by Rafael Da Silva, Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie, John Ruddy makes a save.
Centre by Robert Snodgrass.
Rafael Da Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Johnson. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Javier Garrido, clearance by Robin van Persie.
(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Paul Scholes coming on for Antonio Valencia. (Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Danny Welbeck coming on for Javier Hernandez. Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie, clearance made by Robert Snodgrass.
The ball is crossed by Ryan Giggs, clearance by Anthony Pilkington.
Robert Snodgrass challenges Chris Smalling unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Javier Hernandez on Bradley Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Javier Garrido.
Centre by Bradley Johnson.
The ball is sent over by Anthony Pilkington, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Grant Holt takes a shot. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand.
Anthony Pilkington grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Norwich 1-0 Man Utd.The assist for the goal came from Javier Garrido.
Rafael Da Silva takes a shot. Bradley Johnson gets a block in.
Antonio Valencia sends in a cross, Alexander Tettey manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Anthony Pilkington.
The official flags Anthony Pilkington offside. Indirect free kick taken by Antonio Valencia.
Bradley Johnson fouled by Javier Hernandez, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball in from the free kick, Rafael Da Silva manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Javier Garrido.
Anthony Pilkington delivers the ball, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.
Foul by Patrice Evra on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.
Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Steven Whittaker makes a clearance.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
The ball is sent over by Antonio Valencia, John Ruddy makes a save.
Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Anders Lindegaard makes a save.
Ashley Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Rafael Da Silva manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie, save by John Ruddy.
Shot by Chris Smalling from 12 yards. Grant Holt gets a block in.
Corner taken by Robin van Persie played to the near post, Steven Whittaker makes a clearance.
Shot from 12 yards from Ashley Young. John Ruddy makes a save.
Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Javier Hernandez is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.
Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, clearance by Chris Smalling.
Rafael Da Silva sends in a cross, save by John Ruddy.
Michael Carrick fouled by Grant Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from 35 yards by Alexander Tettey. Anders Lindegaard makes a comfortable save.
Centre by Bradley Johnson, save by Anders Lindegaard.
Grant Holt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.
Shot by Bradley Johnson from 25 yards. Blocked by Chris Smalling.
Foul by Javier Hernandez on Michael Turner, free kick awarded. John Ruddy takes the free kick.
Antonio Valencia produces a cross.
Javier Garrido delivers the ball.
Close range headed effort by Robert Snodgrass misses to the right of the target.
Ashley Young takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by Patrice Evra misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Wesley Hoolahan. Ashley Young takes the free kick.
Wesley Hoolahan has a drilled shot. Save by Anders Lindegaard.
Ashley Young produces a curled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Save by John Ruddy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Javier Hernandez. Ashley Young takes the free kick.
Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva. Direct free kick taken by Michael Carrick.
Ashley Young crosses the ball, clearance made by Michael Turner.
Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Carrick. Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Anthony Pilkington, Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick. Centre by Ryan Giggs, Robin van Persie produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Anthony Pilkington has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young, save by John Ruddy.
Shot from just outside the box by Robert Snodgrass misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young to the near post, clearance made by Grant Holt.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Young, clearance made by Steven Whittaker.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Pilkington. Rafael Da Silva restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Patrice Evra. Free kick taken by Ryan Giggs.
Hughton to focus on Canaries
Norwich manager Chris Hughton is not about to drive himself mad worrying about Manchester United's quality, and will instead focus on his own team.
United head to Norfolk on Saturday leading the Barclays Premier League table after a battling 3-2 win at Aston Villa, where they overturned a two-goal deficit. England striker Wayne Rooney is a major doubt because of an ankle injury, but in-form Dutchman Robin van Persie should be fit, while Javier Hernandez is pressing for a place in the starting XI.
Hughton, though, maintains he cannot overly concern himself about what United will bring to the table for the early evening televised encounter and just concentrate on getting the Canaries to reproduce the form which has earned them eight points out of the last 12.
"It is a problem because of the quality Manchester United have got, so you have to make sure that, as a team, you are set up well enough that you are going to be difficult to play against," Hughton said.
"You have to make yourself harder to beat and harder to penetrate, but you also have to have a share of the game because if you sit back for 90 minutes, there is only going to be one outcome.
"But you can't drive yourself mad, there are so many different avenues United have and you have to put more emphasis on your own team.
"It is not a game where you are going in settling to lose. We are going in to get a result. How are we going to get a result? That is what our main emphasis has to be."
Norwich will again be without defender Russell Martin (back).
Midfielder Alex Tettey pulled out of the Norway squad for their midweek friendly with Hungary with a minor back problem, but should be available.
On-loan Tottenham striker Harry Kane continues his recovery from a broken metatarsal.
Sir Alex Ferguson insists it has never been easy leaving players out at United.
Whilst Van Persie and Rooney are acknowledged to be automatic choices in Ferguson's first-choice starting XI, compelling evidence has been provided of alternative options over the past seven days.
Hernandez might struggle to get his first United hat-trick but there is little doubt the Mexican's introduction changed the entire course of last week's game at Aston Villa.
Then on Wednesday, Danny Welbeck scored England's equaliser in their 4-2 defeat in Sweden, thus confirming his status as the Three Lions' top scorer during 2012. Yet, to start with all four at Norwich on Saturday is impossible, meaning disappointment for someone is inevitable.
However, even in an era where egos tend to be inflated much more than before, and therefore deflation much more obvious, Ferguson can see no change to the situation he has always had to face. The Scot said: "It is no harder. Teddy Sheringham was never happy being left out. Andy Cole certainly wasn't. He would grump and groan for three days because he wanted to play all the time.
"I have no problem with that. The important thing is do have to feel as though you are being fair and that they are making a contribution over the course of the season.
"That is what the four of them did (in 1999). They all scored such important goals. The legend of Sheringham and Solskjaer scoring the goals in Barcelona will always remain. You can't dismiss that."
Rooney (ankle) and Jonny Evans (groin) are major doubts, but Van Persie is expected to be available after missing Holland's midweek friendly with Germany.
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