Match preview and how to follow Norwich City v Man Utd | December 11


The draw with Young Boys extended United’s unbeaten streak in all competitions to five games, although Rangnick is likely to sound the changes after giving the 11 players who started the Premier League the victories against Arsenal and Crystal Palace at night in Old Trafford. The Reds’ last away league game at Chelsea a fortnight ago ended 1-1 with Jorginho’s penalty tying Jadon Sancho’s breakaway goal.

After a difficult start to the season where they collected just two points in their first 10 league games, the Canaries have enjoyed good form with two wins – against Brentford and Southampton – and two draws in their last five. Although still at the bottom of the league, Norwich is now in 17th place after a victory for Watford.


Daniel Farke parted ways with the East Anglians after that first league win at Brentford, with Smith filling the post shortly after leaving Aston Villa. The 50-year-old guided Norwich to a comeback victory at Southampton in their championship arc at Carrow Road and followed that up by winning credible draws with Wolves and Newcastle, before a first loss to Tottenham. Smith brought in a 3-5-2 formation for the encounter and Norwich dominated possession but were defeated by Lucas Moura’s brilliant opener and lost 3-0.

Lance B. Holton