Manchester United are currently on the back of five straight victories and David Moyes will look to take all three-points when they take on Norwich City in the afternoon kick-off at Carrow Road.
Well, no real reason to write about the starting position for Manchester United’s goalkeeper, without injury there is no reason that David De Gea would be dropped this season, with Anders Lindegaard or Sam Johnstone taking their place on the bench.
Rafael Da Silva limped off on Boxing Day and is very unlikely to travel down with the squad to face Norwich City, meaning that right back will more than likely be filled by Chris Smalling with Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra taking up the other three positions at the back. Vidic traveled with the squad to Hull City but did not feature, even on the bench but is likely to make his return against Norwich.
Moving into midfield for the Norwich City match, starting out on the right wing with Antonio Valencia suspended, Luis Nani could well be in line for a start or the popular Adnan Januzaj.
Michael Carrick made his return as a second half substitute against Hull City and would be a safe bet to start in the middle of the park with either Cleverley or Giggs due to the squad rotations with plenty of games over the Christmas period.
The position of left-wing would to either Ashley Young or Shinji Kagawa, Young played well on boxing day with various runs and great crossing ability to get between the defence and keeper to create goal scoring opportunities. Shinji Kagawa has been suffering from an illness ever since Everton at home, but is likely to return for a squad place down in Norwich.
Moving to the top of the park and beyond David De Gea, David Moyes’ second name on the team sheet would be Wayne Rooney, after stating that he wanted to leave (again) in the summer, the England striker has been putting in some fantastic performances for Manchester United, he himself would want to play every minute of football he could so no doubt he wont be rested on Saturday.
With Wayne Rooney likely to drop deep as he has done in the past few matches, leaves the opportunity for Danny Welbeck or Javier Hernandez to start up top. I would think that Moyes would start with Hernandez against Norwich, with Tottenham Hotspur at home in the back of his mind on New Years Day.
Robin van Persie is also said to not be far away, so who knows, the Netherlands striker could be a surprise inclusion in the squad as they travel down to Norwich. My squad would be:
Smalling Vidic Evans Evra
Januzaj Carrick Cleverley Young
Who do you think will be in Manchester United’s starting XI against Norwich City? Comment in the section below.