Manchester United vs. Norwich City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

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Manchester United vs. Norwich City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
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Ryan Giggs will take charge of his first game as interim manager of Manchester United when they host relegation-threatened Norwich on Saturday at Old Trafford.

In their first game after David Moyes' sacking following his inauspicious 10-month reign as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, United will look to return to winning ways after a 2-0 loss to Everton last weekend.

Meanwhile, Norwich will be scrapping for every point they can get as they sit two points off the relegation zone with matches against Chelsea and Arsenal following their trip to Manchester.

Read on for full information on where to catch the action.

 

When: Saturday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. BST/12:30 p.m. ET

Where: Old Trafford, Manchester

TV Info: Live on Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)/NBC (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go app (U.K.)/ NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.)

 

New Era at Old Trafford

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The Moyes experiment is over, and though some feel he should have been given more time, maybe through the summer transfer window, there is no doubt his tenure was not a success for United.

They currently sit seventh in the league and are now confirmed to miss next year's Champions League, per ESPN FC:

Thus there is little really to play for, but a strong end to the season with Giggs at the helm would put a positive gloss on a torrid term and may point to better things to come for next season.

The reverse of this fixture back in December saw United scrape through with a 1-0 win thanks to a Danny Welbeck strike, per BBC Sport.

But a quick look at Norwich's away record this season will give United cause for positivity; the Canaries have only two wins on the road this season and have shipped 40 goals in 17 games, per ESPN FC.

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With the boost of a new manager, and one who the home fans will undoubtedly unite behind, the Red Devils will fancy themselves to put on a display on Saturday and start proving the doubters wrong.

Indeed, if they can put in some more positive efforts over the final weeks, it may have some impact over who will eventually take over as manager at Old Trafford and also the calibre of player they can attract to the club.

If Giggs can mastermind a few Ferguson-era performances, faith might be restored that United have the potential to return to their previous greatness. A good win over Norwich in Manchester on Saturday would be a good way to start. 

 

Norwich Looking Doomed

Norwich will certainly not roll over easily for United. They proved in a 3-2 loss to table-topping Liverpool last weekend that they have quality in their ranks and the ability to compete with the best.

Scoring has been a problem for Norwich this season; they have the joint-lowest tally in the league per ESPN FC, but they bagged a couple against the Reds which should give them confidence of finding the net at Old Trafford. 

Despite not being in the relegation zone just yet, Norwich's tough fixture list makes them highly likely to go down this season.

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Yet they will look to take advantage of United's poor home form; the Manchester outfit have won only seven of 16 games at Old Trafford, per ESPN FC.

Manager Neil Adams has called on his players to deliver a strong finish to the season and defy the odds, which are stacked against them.

As reported on Sky Sports, he said:

This is going to be about belief, confidence, desire. All the words and many more besides, the supporters would know what I am talking about. [...]

Regardless of the situations they find themselves in you have a duty and a job to do, the supporters deserve that as the minimum - 100 per cent effort and that has been the most pleasing thing for me in the short period I have been here.

It will take a monumental effort for the Canaries to come away with something from their trip to Manchester, but they have more chance than in previous seasons with United looking weak.

However, a boost in form after a managerial sacking is not unusual, and they may be facing United at just the wrong time. 

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