Kei Kamara is on loan at Norwich City from MLS side Kansas City and he’s warmed up for a game against Manchester United in the best possible way, with his first goal for Norwich against Everton.
Kamara says he is relishing the chance to face the run away league leaders and he’ll be going all out to cause an upset at the ground where United have dropped only three points this season.
“We played against United when I was with the Kansas City Wizards and they were on a pre-season tour of America. We were the only team to beat them - Almost everyone was in the United team,” he said.
Kamara has suggested that his goal against Everton means United will try and man mark him out of the game this weekend, which is something he’s apparently used do from his days in the MLS.
He cannot expect to take down United on his own because of the team’s record at Old Trafford and he could just be making the comments because he’s aware Norwich were the last team to beat United.
If he wants to give it a serious go then there are a few key ways he can go about making a nuisance of himself.
The first is to make sure he’s always on the move, always looking to make runs and always ready to give an option to a player under pressure.
If United do try and man mark him then he has to drop deep and try to shake off the defensive player who has been assigned to him.
This will be difficult because when Phil Jones man marked Marouane Fellaini in the Premier League clash against Everton, Jones literally went anywhere Fellaini went.
Kamara also has to try and press high up the pitch. Reading did very well against United in the recent FA Cup match because they kept pressure on the ball high up the pitch.
This means when Norwich win the ball back, they stand a good chance of already being in United’s half, which in turn means it should be easier for Kamara to try and get on the end of a half chance.
Either way, it’s going to be difficult but Norwich could benefit for the rest of the season if all of their players showed as much confidence as the Sierra Leone international.
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