[Capital One Cup]: Manchester United vs. Norwich City - Review - 29th October 2013
Manchester United are chasing a third home win in the space of a week when tackling Norwich City at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
The Red Devils are still struggling to find a consistent level of performance under David Moyes, but will be buoyed by successive wins in different competitions.
A lively display secured a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad in the UEFA Champions League last week before United twice came from behind to beat Stoke City 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Javier Hernandez came off the bench to head the winner against Stoke and he scored the only goal in the last round of the Capital One Cup when United saw off old rivals Liverpool.
The Mexican striker is likely to start against Norwich, with Moyes expected to give a few of his fringe players an opportunity to impress.
Norwich go into the game also searching for consistency after two wins, two draws and five defeats from their opening nine Premier League fixtures.
A 3-2 win at Watford after extra time set up the date with United after Chris Hughton's side had beaten Bury 6-3 at home in the second round in August.
The Canaries did beat United at home in the league last season thanks to Anthony Pilkington's header, but a Shinji Kagawa hat-trick inspired the champions to a 4-0 victory in the reverse fixture.
Wilfried Zaha could make a rare start for United after Moyes revealed the winger was in contention to play against Norwich.
Zaha, who has yet to feature in the Premier League for United, has found competition for places in the wide areas tough but Moyes could give him a run-out against Hughton's side.
Striker Hernandez and defender Alexander Buttner could also come into contention with Moyes set to make late checks on injuries to unspecified players suffered in the 3-2 home win over Stoke.
Midfielder Alex Tettey (ankle) and striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel (toe) are doubts as Norwich travel to United.
Goalkeeper Mark Bunn was replaced on the substitutes' bench by Carlo Nash on Saturday against Cardiff due to a wrist injury, but could come into the starting line-up if fit and in order to rest No.1 John Ruddy.
The Canaries may make a number of other changes, with Steven Whittaker and Nathan Redmond among those who could start at Old Trafford, with Elliott Bennett (knee) the only definite absentee.