Manchester United manager David Moyes will be looking to utilise some squad players tonight, as the Red Devils go head-to-head with Chris Hughton’s Norwich City. United beat Liverpool in the previous round as Javier Hernandez netted the winner, whereas Norwich beat Watford 3-2 away from home.
Wilfried Zaha will be hoping to make his long-awaited Manchester United debut on the right-hand side, and it’ll certainly give the supporters something to look forward to. Who knows, if he makes an impression he could force his way into Moyes’ regular plans rather than going out on loan.
KO: 19:45 BST
Venue: Old Trafford
Date: 29th October 2013
Manchester United could welcome three players back from injury tonight, as Rio Ferdinand, Danny Welbeck and club captain Nemanja Vidic have recently been missing from the squads. Darren Fletcher did play for United’s U21s last night and its nice that he’s back playing football again, but theres no way he’ll feature later.
Norwich are relatively injury-free at the moment. Ricky Van Wolfswinkel could play after recovering from an injury, but long-term casualty Elliot Bennett will definitely miss out with a knee problem. Alexander Tettey and Mark Bunn are also doubts for tonights game.
If United can get a win here they’ll be through to the quarter-finals. The Capital One Cup represents a good opportunity for Moyes to win his first piece of silverware, so he’ll certainly be looking for the win here.
Score prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Norwich
I’m going for a 2-0 home win here. Hopefully Wilfried Zaha and Adnan Januzaj will start on the wings, and they should cause Norwich a whole host of problems.