Three Lessons from Man United's Defeat at Norwich City

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Three Lessons from Man United's Defeat at Norwich City
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Paul Scholes ponders Manchester United's defeat at Norwich City.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s comeback kings were thwarted on Saturday as Norwich City withstood some late pressure to secure an unexpected yet deserved 1-0 win over Manchester United.

The Reds controlled most of the possession and territory in Norfolk but struggled to break down a disciplined Canaries defence, eventually losing to Anthony Pilkington’s 60th minute header.

Everyone inside Carrow Road waited patiently for the late attacking onslaught that has become synonymous with United this season, but surprisingly, another act of escapology did not arrive.

Defeat leaves the Old Trafford outfit trailing rivals Manchester City by a point in the Barclays Premier League and offers plenty of food for thought. Here, I assess three lessons that can be learned...

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