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Norwich v United preview

United make the long trip to East Anglia this weekend...

Date, time, and coverage

Sunday 26 February 2012, 13:30 GMT kick-off. Follow live on ManUtd.com with text and radio commentary.

Form guide
The Canaries have been in excellent form but were dumped out of the FA Cup following a shock home reverse to Leicester last time out. Paul Lambert's side won four out of five games last month, drawing the other one with Chelsea, before suffering a 3-0 loss at Sunderland. However, they bounced back from that setback to beat Bolton and Swansea, joining United as the only teams to win at the Liberty Stadium in the Barclays Premier League. United went down 2-1 to Ajax on Thursday but still progressed in the Europa League. The champions have won four of the last five league fixtures with the exception also being a draw with Chelsea.

Ins and outs
Tom Cleverley is believed to be a doubt after picking up a knock against Ajax while it is hoped Wayne Rooney will return from a throat infection. Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand also look set to feature after a rest in midweek while Ryan Giggs comes into contention after sitting on the bench throughout the Europa League tie. Antonio Valencia is still sidelined. As for Norwich, James Vaughan made his first appearance since September in the FA Cup last weekend and centre-back Zak Whitbread is fit again after a hamstring injury. Recent recruit Jonny Howson is in training but fellow new signing Ryan Bennett is not due at the club until Monday.

Last meeting
United may not have been in top form but still saw off Norwich 2-0 at Old Trafford at the start of October. Anderson opened the scoring and Danny Welbeck wrapped things up late on after

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