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Norwich predicted lineup vs Man Utd - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Smith applauds the Norwich fans
Smith applauds the Norwich fans / Harriet Lander/GettyImages
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Norwich travel to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday as the Canaries go in search of back-to-back victories for the first time since January in the Premier League.

Dean Smith's side have plummeted to the foot of the table in recent weeks, although last weekend's 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Burnley breathed fresh life into their survival bid.

Teemu Pukki continues to score at an impressive rate for the Canaries and they will hope the Finland international can fire his side to their first victory at Old Trafford since their famous 2-1 win over Louis van Gaal's Man Utd in 2015.

Here's how the Canaries could line up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Grant Hanley
Hanley in action / Stephen Pond/GettyImages

Tim Krul (GK) - His antics with Cristiano Ronaldo before the forward's penalty at Carrow Road in the reverse fixture were worth the admission fee alone.

Sam Byram (RB) - Has come into the side in recent weeks and fixed the problem down Norwich's right hand side.

Grant Hanley (CB) - Hasn't quite shown his best at Premier League level in recent years, but he looks more assured under Smith.

Ben Gibson (CB) - Will need to be at his best to stifle United's array of attacking stars.

Dimitrios Giannoulis (LB) - Hugely impressive in last weekend's victory, showing a great desire to burst forward into dangerous areas.

2. Midfielders

Pierre Lees-Melou
Lees-Melou was impressive against Burnley / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Kenny McLean (CM) - Brings an assurance to Norwich in midfield, comfortable taking the ball off the central defenders under pressure.

Mathias Normann (CM) - Displayed great endeavour to tee up Pukki last weekend, underlining his awareness without the ball.

Pierre Lees-Melou (AM) - Produced one of his best performances of the season in last weekend's 2-0 win over Burnley.

3. Forwards

Teemu Pukki
Pukki celebrates / Paul Harding/GettyImages

Kieran Dowell (RW) - A star in the Canaries' promotion charge last season, but he has found life difficult in the Premier League.

Teemu Pukki (ST) - Kept his cool to double Norwich's advantage last weekend, adding his fourth goal in his last seven games.

Milot Rashica (LW) - Has always looked a danger for Norwich this season, but consistency has eluded him.


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