Norwich City vs. Manchester United: Lineups and live coverage

Laurence Griffiths

Manchester United look to continue their good form against Norwich, but Wayne Rooney is absent from the side. Michael Carrick, Javier Hernandez, Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic, and Shinji Kagawa are brought into the team instead.

Manchester United are without Wayne Rooney as they take on Norwich City in a tricky game just two days after playing Hull City. Robin van Persie is also still absent from the squad.

It's not yet known whether Rooney is just unfit to play two games so quickly or (more likely) injured, but heavy squad rotation was probably to be expected, and that's what we've got. Javier Hernandez comes in for Danny Welbeck, Michael Carrick comes in for Darren Fletcher, while Ryan Giggs and Shinji Kagawa make somewhat surprising starts. Chris Smalling is at right-back in place of the injured Rafael, with Nemanja Vidic coming in at centre-back.

The bench looks a bit tastier - Fabio gets a place once again, while Darren Fletcher is still in the squad, Wilfried Zaha is available, and Welbeck and Adnan Januzaj are there for a possible rescue act.

Manchester United starting lineup: David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra; Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley; Ryan Giggs, Shinji Kagawa, Ashley Young; Javier Hernandez.

Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Anderson, Danny Welbeck, Fabio, Darren Fletcher, Wilfried Zaha, Adnan Januzaj

Norwich City starting lineup: John Ruddy, Russell Martin, Ryan Bennett, Sebastien Bassong, Martin Olsson, Leroy Fer, Bradley Johnson, Robert Snodgrass, Wes Hoolahan, Nathan Redmond, Gary Hoope.

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