City fans under orders from Daniel Farke

Norwich City will be tested again defensively against Manchester United after a clean sheet at Bourn

Norwich City will be tested again defensively against Manchester United after a clean sheet at Bournemouth Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke is urging his Norwich City squad to serve up another memorable Manchester United moment.

Daniel Farke believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the right track Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Imag

Daniel Farke believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the right track Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

This fixture has produced any number of epic league and cup tussles, from the giantkilling 59ers through to Alex Tettey's toe poke.

Chief among them was a 1967 FA Cup win over a United side featuring George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton.

The pre-match tributes to the iconic Duncan Forbes ensure it will be an emotional occasion at Carrow Road. Farke spoke on Friday about producing a performance Forbes would be proud of and the head coach is summoning up that cup spirit as he plotted another shock.

"These are great games. It's not like you have to be too scared," he said. "We're trying to be outstanding in our performance and we're trying to create a special atmosphere, but if I'm honest we also need to create the atmosphere.

"A bit like a cup game. We need to have this whole mood around the place. If we make a tackle or win a duel I want the whole stadium buzzing. Otherwise we have no chance.


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"We're fighting and battling because we are the underdog, but each and every game is also a big chance to gain another point or three. It's not like you just want to enjoy this game and the special atmosphere and to play against some world class players. No, we want to be competitive.

"In such games you have to go out and to be brave and show some courage.

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"You don't often get the chance for an outstanding result against these sides."

Farke has put his stamp on Norwich since arriving as a something of an unknown quantity in 2017. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is attempting the same at arguably the highest profile club in the world.

"The aim of that club is always to win each and every game, you also have to win every friendly game and you have to do it in style and with impressive performances," said Farke. "There is not a tougher job in the world to follow one of the best coaches in the world in Jose Mourinho, who won so many titles. It's not easy for a successor.

"You can see his handwriting already, in terms of what he wants from his team on the pitch. It is a complicated period and he is doing this in a calm, professional way. I'm pretty sure he can lead that club to a much brighter future."

Solskjaer was the latest rival manager to praise City's brave approach since promotion during the build up and Farke does not take that as a backhanded compliment.

"I don't expect world class coaches think we don't want to provoke Norwich so we will give them some compliments," he said. "I don't take it this way. It's important you don't mistake this from being naive. You have to value being solid because it is not about attacking with 11 players and forgetting about defending."

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