Manchester United v Norwich City: Predicted XI

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Fresh from Saturday's morale-boosting 3-2 victory over Stoke City, Manchester United now prepare for Tuesday night's Capital One Cup fourth round clash against Norwich City at Old Trafford.

United boss David Moyes is expected to ring the changes for this one, making several alterations from the side that beat the Potters in dramatic fashion at the weekend.

David de Dea should retain his place in goal, but the back-four is likely to feature Alexander Buttner at left-back in place of Patrice Evra.

Phil Jones and Jonny Evans have occupied the centre-back roles in recent matches, so don't be surprised if at least one of them is given the night off and Nemanja Vidic comes back into the line-up. Meanwhile, Chris Smalling should make way for Rafael, who stayed on the bench against Stoke.

Expect Marouane Fellaini to partner Anderson or Tom Cleverley in midfield, although Moyes might be tempted to leave the reliable Michael Carrick in there to avoid surendering possession too easily.

Most expect Adnan Januzaj and Wilfried Zaha to feature, but we think Moyes might instead opt for Ashley Young and Nani on the left and right flanks, respectively.

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have played a lot of football recently, so it's possible that Shinji Kagawa will start in his favoured No. 10 role, leaving Javier Hernandez to lead the line.

Manchester United's predicted XI:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

Left-back: Alexander Buttner

Centre-back: Phil Jones

Centre-back: Nemanja Vidic

Right-back: Rafael

Central midfield: Anderson

Central midfield: Marouane Fellaini

Left-wing: Ashley Young

Attacking-midfield: Shinji Kagawa

Right-wing: Nani

Striker: Javier Hernandez

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