NOR vs MUFC: Match Prediction, Preview And Kickoff Time
On Premier League Matchday 16, Manchester United travels to Carrow Road to face bottom-placed Norwich City. New United interim manager Ralf Rangnick, one of the most significant characters in German football history, stepped to the Old Trafford dugout for the first time against Crystal Palace in a 1-0 victory.
Rangnick, who will move up to a consulting post after the season, wants to lay the groundwork for his high-intensity counter-pressing method, of which he is regarded as a pioneer. After back-to-back triumphs, the English giants are now three points behind West Ham and the coveted Champions League positions. The Red Devils were not entirely convincing in their previous league match, despite three points and a clean sheet, and Palace may feel they deserved more.
In four games under Dean Smith’s management, Norwich have won one, drawn two, and lost one —positive results given their poor start to the season. They’ve improved their point total to ten, and while they’re still at the bottom of the table, they’re now only three points behind Watford in 17th place and out of the relegation zone.
Despite the fact that the Canaries have only scored three goals under Smith’s guidance, their advanced offensive statistics for those games have improved significantly. They’ve been creating more clear-cut chances and deserve to defeat Wolves and, possibly, Newcastle. There is clear evidence that they are improving from their performance under previous boss Daniel Farke, when they only scored five goals in 11 games while conceding 26.
Given their strong start under Dean Smith, Norwich should be confident going into this encounter. Manchester United have been leaking goals all season and have been engaged in several high-scoring games, with only three clean sheets to their name. This match will end in a draw.
KICKOFF TIME: This match between Manchester United and Norwich will go down on Saturday at 6:30PM Nigerian time.