CONFIRMED: Manchester United & Norwich City line-ups

Old Trafford

Here is how Manchester United and Norwich City will line up for this afternoon’s match at Old Trafford:

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa, Welbeck, Rooney

Subs: Lindegaard, Smalling, Mata, Hernandez, Nani, Young, Fletcher

Norwich City starting XI: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Johnson, Fer, Howson, Snodgrass, Redmond, van Wolfswinkel

Subs: Bunn, Hooper, Gutierrez, Elmander, Bennett, Tettey, Josh Murphy

So, this is it: the first match of the next phase of Manchester United post-Fergie.

Ryan Giggs will know he only has limited time at the helm before a more experienced manager replaces him, but just how much good can he do his reputation in those four remaining games?

Win them all and the clamour for him to take the job permanently may be loud but ultimately ignored, but it could also prove that one day he will be ready to oversee the club at which he made his name.

For all David Moyes’ failings, his away record was impressive; it was at Old Trafford where United faltered time and again. But with Giggs in charge you can be sure the ground will be electric this afternoon.

Norwich’s last victory at this ground was way back in 1989. But it was also the last time United finished outside the top six so could history repeat itself?

What do you think the result will be today?

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