Swansea had been earning more rave reviews for their performances, although the east Anglia side became just the second team to win in south Wales, something that gives them a very credible 35 points from 25 games.
Last weekend’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Leicester was a surprise, although a team that were playing in League One two seasons ago are sure to raise their game against the champions at Carrow Road and can be backed at a lumpy 11/2 (Bet Victor) to put a dent in United’s title hopes.
Norwich actually played decently at Old Trafford earlier this term and poor finishing was the only reason why they didn’t get something from the game. Anthony Pilkington was the main culprit although the former Huddersfield man is an 18/1 shout (Blue Square bookmaker) to open the scoring.
Manchester United have won 8 of their 12 away matches this season in the Premier League and are likely to start this match five points behind Manchester City, with Sir Alex Ferguson demanding a professional performance as the Red Devils look to stay on the coat tails of their noisy neighbours.
The visitors are a 4/7 chance (Betfred) to record victory at Carrow Road and they will welcome back Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck into the attack, with the pair having been called into Stuart Pearce’s England squad for next week’s Netherlands friendly.