Manchester United 4, Norwich City 0 - what the nationals said

Kei Kamara jumps highest to beat Tom Cleverley to the ball. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Kei Kamara jumps highest to beat Tom Cleverley to the ball. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The national newspapers' views on Norwich City's 4-0 defeat at Manchester United.

Sunday Mirror: 'The Japan international proved he is much more than an Old Trafford marketing gimmick with a glorious hat-trick in a pivotal period in United's season.'

The Mail on Sunday: 'United hardly broke sweat re-establishing their 15-point cushion at the top of the Premier League. Challengers Manchester City don't play until Monday night.'

The Observer: 'This was the 'mundane' match Sir Alex Ferguson wanted put away professionally before Tuesday evening's encounter with Real Madrid.'

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The Sunday Telegraph: 'United are still looking after business at home. It took a while to come together but when it did Norwich were swept away by a red tide masterminded by Rooney.'

The Independent: 'If they (Norwich) had survived until half-time, perhaps they could have turned a screw themselves, in terms of frustrating the hosts.'