​Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United play host to bottom side Norwich this weekend as they look to close the gap on the top four.


The Red Devils sit sixth in the Premier League table and are five points off fourth place Chelsea in the race for Champions League football. They've won twice in their last five, seeing their challenge stall somewhat after an indifferent run of results.

Marcus Rashford

Meanwhile, Norwich sit at the foot of the league table having won only three games all season, picking up 14 points from their 21 games. 


Daniel Farke's side are seven points from safety with the league's worst defence, conceding 41 goals in 21 games. Here are seven stats from ​Opta ahead of this clash on Saturday afternoon.


United Dominance... But Hope for the Canaries

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United have dominated this fixture in recent years, winning eight of the last ten games between the two sides.


However, that certainly doesn't tell the whole story. 


The last time these two met, Norwich came out on top at Old Trafford in December 2015. They are now looking to secure consecutive away wins over United for the first time since 1989.


​Away Day Blues

Daniel Farke,Teemu Pukki

This aforementioned away win was a bit of an anomaly for the Canaries, however. They've won only two of their last 20 Premier League away games, losing 16 of them.


They've won one away game this season, beating Everton at Goodison Park in late November.


United's Struggles Against So-Called Lesser Sides​

David De Gea

This is a bit of a strange one. United are absolutely woeful against sides that start the day in the bottom three, winning only once in their last five games against relegation zone sides.


This includes a 2-0 away loss to Watford in December, who were bottom at the time of the clash.


Sort it out, Ole.


An Unwanted New Record

Daniel Farke

It's no secret that Norwich have been a bit rubbish as of late - they've not won in eight league games. Daniel Farke's longest winless streak as a manager came during his time at SV Lippstadt when he failed to win in nine consecutive games.


If ​Norwich fail to win this weekend, then the German will tie a very unwanted personal record. 


​Permanent Problems

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

This is not a stat that any United fan will enjoy reading - just a warning. The difference between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's record as caretaker manager compared to permanent boss is frightening.


He won ten of his 13 games as caretaker boss averaging 2.46 points per game. Compare this with his permanent stint where he has won ten of his 29 averaging just 1.34 points per game​, then you can see where the problem lies.


Time for another change at Old Trafford?


Marvellous Marcus

Marcus Rashford

One player that has given United fans some joy this season is the talent that is ​Marcus Rashford. The England international has been involved in 16 ​Premier League goals this season, scoring 12 and assisting a further four. 


This is already his joint best-season in terms of goal involvements with 16 last year, as well. Norwich will be wary of United's number ten, who scored and assisted during the game in October.


Brilliant Buendia

Teemu Pukki,Emiliano Buendia

There have been a few bright sparks in a season of struggles so far for Norwich - one those being Argentine, Emi Buendia.


Buendia has provided 19 goalscoring opportunities for main man Teemu Pukki and this is the most one player has been able to create in the Premier League so far this season.​


However, they'll be no Pukki party this time around - with the Finn out injured.