United entertain Norwich today knowing a win will put the Reds 15 points clear of neighbours City who are away at Aston Villa on Monday night.
With the small matter of a the visit of a certain Spanish side on Tuesday night, Sir Alex can’t be planning on playing a full strength side, but he will realise the importance of maintaining the distance between United and City.
The trip to Carrow Road earlier in the season showed just what Norwich are capable of especially when playing a side not firing on all cylinders, despite that 1-0 win for his team, Chris Houghton will know a visit to Old Trafford is a completely different proposition.
We can fully expect Sir Alex to pick only a handful of players who’ll make it for Tuesday, but with the current strength-in-depth of the squad there should be enough to overcome mid-table Norwich.
Predicted line-up: DDG, Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling, Alexander Buttner, Ashley Young, Anderson, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Rooney, Chicharito.
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