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Saturday, December 28, 2013
David Moyes is refusing to get carried away by Manchester United’s winning surge ahead of the trip to Carrow Road.
The Red Devils’ boss expects a severe test at Carrow Road as the Red Devils look for a sixth consecutive win in their bid to mount a geunine defence of their Premier League crown.
“I think all the games at this time of year are difficult to call,” he said. “I expect Norwich to be another hard game. I think at this club you’re waiting on winning more games than this and then you might talk about being on a run. We’ll just try and win the next one and see what happens. All we can do is keep knocking away and hopefully be in there fighting come the end of the season.”
Moyes, like Chris Hughton, is likely to make one enforced change to his defence for today’s latest test with full-back Rafael suffering a groin injury in the 3-2 Boxing Day comeback win at Hull, whilst his potential understudy Antonio Valencia is suspended after being sent off on Humberside.
The Scot believes the manner of United’s response after conceding two early goals to the Tigers’ spoke volumes for his squad’s character.
“I’ll find a right-back, we have a big squad at Manchester United,” said the Scot. “We’ve plenty of players and plenty who can play on Saturday. I never doubted us. I think that tells you what Manchester United have got and hopefully it tells you a bit about David Moyes as well. Hopefully my teams have always been committed to trying to win games of football.
“After being 2-0 down, to get back to 2-2 was terrific but I actually felt a bit disappointed not be winning 3-2 by half-time because we had a few chances to do something more. When we got the third goal I really wanted the lads to go on and score again and get that fourth goal to avoid the scary moments that we had in the last five minutes.”
Moyes reserved special praise for Wayne Rooney’s contribution with the England striker underlining his class with a stunning volley to draw the visitors level.
“It was a great volley,” said Moyes. “We know that Wayne’s capable of that and that he can score all sorts of goals. He put the boy under so much pressure in the lead up to the third goal too. He played really well once again.”