Manchester United vs. Norwich: Man U Will Return to Winning Ways

Joseph HealyCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2011

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on September 18, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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A string of underwhelming results might have opposing squads thinking that Manchester United can be had right now.

Sure, there was a little window there when the opposition could get results against the Red Devils—as evidenced by some of their most recent puzzling results—but those days have passed.

Manchester United's dominating start to the season has been interrupted, but they will return to form against Norwich City.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side is certainly eager to get a positive result after some disappointing matches and they will no longer be so short-handed.

Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez will be back after missing the match last weekend against Stoke.

Ferguson confirmed those returns in a story on ESPN SoccerNet. "Wayne and Hernandez should be fit for tomorrow," Ferguson said. "They've been training very well so I'm pleased. We'll hopefully have Jonny Evans back too."

I'm not one to buy into a Norwich City upset in this game, but they do have some things going for them.

For starters, Norwich won the last match between these two squads 2-0. Granted, that was way back in 2005, but it's interesting nonetheless.

Man U is also coming off of a midweek game. They took on Basel in the Champion's League earlier this week in a wild match.

When it comes right down to it, though, Norwich just doesn't have the requisite talent to challenge Manchester United at Old Trafford.