EPL Preview: Mancherster United Vs. Norwich

Published On: September 30, 2011, 2:54 pm
Emmanuel McCarthy
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PROBABLE LINE-UP: De Gea, Fabio, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Fletcher, Young, Berbatov, Hernandez



PROBABLE LINE-UP: Ruddy, Naughton, Martin, Barnett, Tierney, Bennett, Fox, Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Morison


Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will miss Wayne Rooney, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury. Javier Hernandez suffered a dead leg against Stoke City and was substituted during the opening stages of that clash, but some reports point towards the Mexican being ready to return.

Chris Smalling (groin) remains a doubt, while Nemanja Vidic (calf) is still some way from being ready. Rafael is out with a shoulder injury while Jonny Evans (ankle) remains a doubt.

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert also has some worries of his own as defender Daniel Ayala is out due to a knee injury sustained during the League Cup clash against MK Dons. Elliott Ward, James Vaughan (both knee) and Zak Whitbread (hamstring) are also in the treatment room with their respective injury problems.

Ritchie De Laet - who is on loan from the United - will not be able to play.