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Norwich City vs Manchester United: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

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Cristiano Ronaldo has one more Premier League goal than Teemu Pukki this season
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Rock-bottom Norwich City host a new-look Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Dean Smith suffered his first loss in the Canary dugout away to Tottenham last weekend, ending Norwich's glut of four games without defeat despite creating a number of chances. Ralf Rangnick eked out a 1-0 victory on his Old Trafford debut and is poised for his first game on the road in charge of the Red Devils.

Here's all you need to know about the clash...


How to watch Norwich vs Man Utd on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 11 December, 17:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Carrow Road
What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports (UK), UNIVERSO (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube channel (UK), Match of the Day (BBC - UK, 10.30pm)
Referee? Darren England
VAR? John Brooks


Norwich team news

One guaranteed absentee from Norwich's squad is the Manchester United loanee Brandon Williams, who is unable to face his parent club.

Meanwhile Christoph Zimmermann is recovering from ankle surgery and Sam Byram is building up his match fitness. Milot Rashica is also a doubt with a groin injury that, upon closer examination, is more significant than first expected.

Mathias Normann, however, is aiming to be available for the visit of United having been sidelined with an issue in his pelvic area for the past two matches.

You can read Norwich's predicted lineup here.


Manchester United team news

Raphael Varane hasn't featured for United since the start of November but, alongside the absent Edinson Cavani, he is set to return to full team training next week.

The trajectory of Paul Pogba's return from a thigh injury picked up on international duty has been left decidedly vague, but it's unlikely that he'll feature in the rest of 2021.

Anthony Martial missed out on Rangnick's first two games in charge with a niggling knee injury that leaves his availability doubtful.

You can read Manchester United's predicted lineup here.


Norwich vs Man Utd head-to-head record

Norwich have claimed one win sandwiched in the middle of their last nine meetings with United across all competitions, losing the other eight.

The Canaries' last victory at Carrow Road came back in 2012, thanks to a goal from Anthony Pilkington - a former Manchester United youth product who played under Robbie Fowler at East Bengal in the Indian Super League just last season.


Norwich vs Man Utd score prediction

Rangnick stressed the importance of winning above 'nice football or intense football' ahead of United's midweek dead rubber against Young Boys.

However, the intensity that his new charges (intermittently) displayed against Crystal Palace may well prove the route to success against a Norwich side keen on keeping the ball and building out from the back.

Even though it will take much longer than barely a week's worth of training to corral this undoubtedly talented but oft-disorganised Manchester United squad into Rangnick's idealistic brand of football, they may well have enough to get past the Premier League's basement dwellers.

Prediction: Norwich 0-2 Manchester United

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