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16/11/2012 09:35, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Preview: Norwich v United

Date, time and coverage: Saturday 17 November, 17:30 GMT. There's live TV coverage in the UK on ESPN and you can follow it via live text and radio on ManUtd.com.

Form guide: Manchester United are currently top of the Barclays Premier League after five consecutive wins over Newcastle, Stoke, Chelsea, Arsenal and Aston Villa. During that run, the Reds scored an impressive 15 goals to take this season's league total to 29 – more than any other top-flight team. Norwich City are also on a decent run of form, having avoided defeat in their last four league outings. The Canaries are especially strong at Carrow Road, where they have earned two wins and two draws from five league fixtures this term, only losing to Liverpool.

Betting: Incredibly, Sir Alex Ferguson's men have come from behind to secure victory on eight separate occasions this campaign - most recently at Villa Park where Javier Hernandez inspired a terrific second-half turnaround. For this reason, bwin's price of 20/1 on Norwich/United in the half-time/full-time market is incredibly tempting.

Ins and outs: Chicharito is already a confirmed starter as a result of his heroics in the midlands and should partner Robin van Persie up front, after the boss confirmed the Dutchman's fitness on Friday. Jonny Evans and Wayne Rooney are both doubtful, while Nani, Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic are unavailable. Norwich manager Chris Hughton has virtually a full squad to choose from with just Russell Martin and Harry Kane sidelined.

Last meeting: On his 900th club appearance, Ryan Giggs showed his eternal quality with a 90th minute finish to seal a dramatic 2-1 win at Carrow Road last February. Paul Scholes opened the scoring, ghosting into the penalty area to stab

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