Man Utd v Norwich preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Norwich at Old Trafford.

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Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Jonny Evans will all be back from injury.

Chris Smalling (groin), Nemanja Vidic (ankle) and Tom Cleverly (foot) are still missing but could return after the international break.

Norwich will be without striker James Vaughan as he is set to be out for up to four months with a knee injury.

Centre-back Zak Whitbread is still recovering from his hamstring problem, while on-loan United defender Ritchie de Laet is unavailable against his parent club.

Defenders Elliott Ward and Dani Ayala (both knee) remain out, while young

midfielder Korey Smith is set for a spell on the sidelines after ankle surgery.

Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Jones, Ferdinand, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Giggs, Nani, Park, Valencia, Young, Berbatov, Hernandez, Owen, Rooney, Welbeck.

Norwich (from): Ruddy, Tierney, Barnett, Martin, Naughton, Fox, Johnson, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Bennett, Morison, Rudd, C Martin, Crofts, Holt, Francomb, Wilbraham, Drury.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City
So'ton v Stoke
S'land v Arsenal
W Brom v C Palace
17:30
Swansea v Leicester
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Thu, 23 Oct 2014

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