Norwich City vs. Manchester United: Preview and TV schedule

Laurence Griffiths

Manchester United will look to pick up their fourth consecutive league win away at struggling Norwich on Saturday.

Manchester United were given a scare by Hull City on Boxing Day, but the Red Devils roared back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. They travel to Norwich on Saturday looking to record their fourth consecutive league victory -- having not won four on the trot in the Premier League since March.

In contrast, Norwich City are winless in three, going down 2-1 to Fulham on Thursday. Chris Hughton's side are only three points above the relegation zone, and could quickly find themselves sucked into serious trouble if they don't improve on their shaky form. They'll be looking to repeat the heroics of last November, when Anthony Pilkington put a dent in United's title hopes by netting the only goal in a 1-0 win at Carrow Road.

Unfortunately Pilkington won't be on hand to score a winning goal this weekend, as he's sidelined alongside Elliott Bennett, Jonny Howson and Alexander Tettey. United will be without Marouane Fellaini, Robin van Persie, Nani and Phil Jones though injury, while Rafael da Silva could also be sidelined after being pulled off against Hull with injury. Chris Smalling will likely fill in at right-back with Antonio Valencia suspended.

Norwich City injuries and suspensions

Out: Elliott Bennett (knee), Jonny Howson (back), Alexander Pilkington (hamstring), Alexander Tettey (ankle). In doubt: None.

Manchester United injuries and suspensions

Out: Marouane Fellaini (wrist), Robin van Persie (thigh), Nani (hamstring), Phil Jones (knee), Antonio Valencia (suspended). In doubt: Rafael.

Projected lineups

Norwich City: John Ruddy; Martin Olsson, Michael Turner, Sébastien Bassong, Steven Whittaker; Nathan Redmond, Leroy Fer, Bradley Johnson, Robert Snodgrass; Johan Elmander, Gary Hooper.

Manchester United: David De Gea; Patrice Evra, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidić, Chris Smalling; Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick; Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj; Danny Welbeck.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 3 p.m. local, 10 a.m. ET

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich, England

TV: Premier League Extra Time, DirecTV (U.S.), RDS 2, TSN2 (Canada)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), MUTV Online (U.K. and international)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.