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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Manchester United dug in last season when all around them faltered, and will be the leading contenders once again - but their wealthy noisy neighbours could just have the final word come May.
Nickname: The Red Devils
Year formed: 1878
Ground: Old Trafford
2010/11 average: 75,109
For visitors: 3,000 in the the East and South stands.
Position last season: 2nd in the Premier League
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson (November 1986)
Record transfer fee paid: 30.75m (Dimitar Berbatov, Tottenham, September 2008)
Record transfer fee received: 80m (Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, July 2009)
Ticket office: 0161 868 8000
Official website: www.manutd.com
Distance: 195 miles
Journey time: 4 hrs, 27 mins
Parking: Lots of street parking but the best tip is the Old Trafford cricket ground 10.
Pub: The Quadrant in the city centre welcomes away fans.
Last league meeting: Norwich City 1, Manchester United 2 (February 26, 2012): Ryan Giggs marked his 900th appearance for Manchester United with an injury-time winner to deny Norwich City the point they deserved - and seemed to have secured with a late Grant Holt equaliser. Scholes struck early on with a header from Nani’s cross, and City keeper John Ruddy produced two fine saves before the break, but United goalkeeper David de Gea also had to be at his best to deny Anthony Pilkington and Holt before the break. There was plenty of goalmouth action in the second period, but City seemed to have earned a draw when Holt turned the ball home seven minutes from time from Zak Whitbread’s flick. There was a sting in the tail, however, from United’s other veteran as Giggs touched home a cross from substitute Ashley Young a minute into stoppage time. Full match report
Norwich City connection: Manchester United assistant boss Mike Phelan is a former Norwich City captain.