Manchester United boss David Moyes wary of Norwich City’s threat

Manchester United manager David Moyes aims to secure a sixth straight win at Norwich City. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire. Manchester United manager David Moyes aims to secure a sixth straight win at Norwich City. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

Saturday, December 28, 2013
8:46 AM

David Moyes is refusing to get carried away by Manchester United’s winning surge ahead of the trip to Carrow Road.

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The Red Devils’ boss expects a severe test at Carrow Road as the Red Devils look for a sixth consecutive win in their bid to mount a geunine defence of their Premier League crown.

“I think all the games at this time of year are difficult to call,” he said. “I expect Norwich to be another hard game. I think at this club you’re waiting on winning more games than this and then you might talk about being on a run. We’ll just try and win the next one and see what happens. All we can do is keep knocking away and hopefully be in there fighting come the end of the season.”

Moyes, like Chris Hughton, is likely to make one enforced change to his defence for today’s latest test with full-back Rafael suffering a groin injury in the 3-2 Boxing Day comeback win at Hull, whilst his potential understudy Antonio Valencia is suspended after being sent off on Humberside.

The Scot believes the manner of United’s response after conceding two early goals to the Tigers’ spoke volumes for his squad’s character.

“I’ll find a right-back, we have a big squad at Manchester United,” said the Scot. “We’ve plenty of players and plenty who can play on Saturday. I never doubted us. I think that tells you what Manchester United have got and hopefully it tells you a bit about David Moyes as well. Hopefully my teams have always been committed to trying to win games of football.

“After being 2-0 down, to get back to 2-2 was terrific but I actually felt a bit disappointed not be winning 3-2 by half-time because we had a few chances to do something more. When we got the third goal I really wanted the lads to go on and score again and get that fourth goal to avoid the scary moments that we had in the last five minutes.”

Moyes reserved special praise for Wayne Rooney’s contribution with the England striker underlining his class with a stunning volley to draw the visitors level.

“It was a great volley,” said Moyes. “We know that Wayne’s capable of that and that he can score all sorts of goals. He put the boy under so much pressure in the lead up to the third goal too. He played really well once again.”

6 comments

  • Well said Putney. The dross here have not commented he he OTBC

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    sharky

    Saturday, December 28, 2013

  • 'sharky' me old. You once posted that you were involved in the professional \ semi professional game, how do you read the situation in which our beloved NC find themselves. I think all us fans agree that we need to improve, but how. What you think?

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, December 28, 2013

  • It does not seem to matter what the opposition, the manager is 'wary' or 'does not underestimate the threat' you might as well just take the same stories and change the names and the picture at the top. As for Mr Boring's interviews just change the name of the team we are playing and the names of our current injured players.

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    MBA Marine

    Saturday, December 28, 2013

  • There we go again 'sharky' "dross". One would assume that you are referring to posters with a different opinion to your own!

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, December 28, 2013

  • Man Utd should sack Moyes - all he does before every game is just "big-up" the opposition. Oh, wait, hang on...

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    PutneyCanary

    Saturday, December 28, 2013

  • My answer is on another story.

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    sharky

    Saturday, December 28, 2013

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