Ideally, Norwich wouldn't want to be visiting Old Trafford after a couple games in which United have been relatively starved of victory and had their performances questioned. The game in midweek has drawn its fair share of criticism from the press and I'm sure the Canneries would rather have us complacent in the same demeanour that Basel found us in and exploited.
Instead, they have a team that has been sternly warned by their manager against further complacency and for the first time this season asked to find a balance between attack and defence. United have scored a glut of goals at the start of the season but have been very porous at the back as well---at least in terms of chances created by the opposition if not goals conceeded. Its something that we finally paid for on Tuesday night and you hope will be addressed sooner rather than later.
Norwich City are in good form at the moment but it will be expected that United win tomorrow---anything less and the media will have a field day on Sunday. I certainly hope too that those going to the game will out-sing a very vocal support that the Canneries will bring with them.
Sir Alex has pointed out that both Wayne and Hernandez will be fit for this fixture and that the likes of Vidic, Smalling and Cleverley will be available for the game at Liverpool after the Internationals. We're in a mini-battle with City for top spot at the moment and it would really leave a sour taste in the mouth if they were to spend the ten day International break at the summit of the league. That therefore makes victory in this one paramount. I'd like to see Wayne paired with Welbeck ahead of Chicharito at the moment. They seem a more deadly pair. But that is the manager's headache---all we expect is a win alongside a good performance.
SO COME ON UNITED!