Preview: United v Norwich City

Class of 92

Ding dong Moyes has gone! What better way to head into a new, albeit temporary, era than under Ryan Giggs’ stewardship – the essence of Manchester United restored after a turbulent season. Giggs may well be a managerial novice – he is not going to be offered the job permanently – but there are few […]

Preview: Norwich City v United

Danny Welbeck Norwich City

Carrow Road has not always been a happy ground for Manchester United; not least due to two defeats in the past three visits to Norwich. Yet, having secured victory in the past five matches this season David Moyes side should approach the visit to East Anglia with renewed confidence. While Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea […]

Momentum, at last

Javier Hernandez

Admittedly it is a little churlish, but there’s nothing quite like winning to prove the fickle nature of fandom. With 15 minutes to go, Stoke City 2-1 up at Old Trafford on Saturday, David Moyes was under intense pressure. Little wonder after Manchester United’s most traumatic start to a campaign in the past decade. Two […]

Preview : United v Norwich City

Manchester United v Norwich City – Premier League, Old Trafford – 3pm, 2 March 2013.

Who would have thought it, some 22 years on, that the gangly kid who floated like a paper-thin butterfly, on as an early substitute for the injured Dennis Irwin, would make 1,000 senior appearances for club and country. The number is arbitrary of course; just one more excuse to laud Ryan Giggs’ extraordinary career. But […]

No defence for Reds under attack

Anthony Pilkington

Truth is truth, to the end of reckoning. The Tempest – Act I, Scene II, 1610 If there is any veracity in Shakespeare’s axiom then the Bard might also recognise that no team can prosper with a defence quite as exposed as Manchester United’s. In defeat to Norwich City on Saturday Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit […]

Preview: Norwich City v United

Norwich City v Manchester United - Premier League, Carrow Road - Saturday 17 November 2012, 5.30pm

Another weekend, another opportunity for Manchester United to defend as if a team of highly paid international stars has been transformed into a cohort of overweight, talent-light, Sunday League cloggers. It’s a Christmas miracle – of the pint-or-ten-too-many down the Dog and Duck the night previous, variety. Indeed, United’s “Achilles’ heel,” as Ferguson put it […]

Rooney returns for Canaries visit

Norwich City v Manchester United, Premier League, Carrow Road, 26 February 2012

Wayne Rooney returns to the Manchester United side as Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit seeks to reduce the five point gap to Manchester City in the Premier League. With the Blues having comfortably beaten Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, United visit high flying Norwich City seeking an ninth victory on the road this season. Rooney’s return provides […]

Reds ready for Norwich visit

Manchester United v Norwich City

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United squad heads into the international break with a far healthier injury situation than just four days ago. While the Scot was missing seven players for United’s Champions League draw with FC Basel on Tuesday night, Ferguson will welcome back key strikers Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernández for the clash with […]