Louis van Gaal wary of Norwich City threat

Louis Van Gaal addressed the media ahead of Manchester United's trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich City.

Louis van Gaal wary of Norwich City threat
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that Saturday’s trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich City will not be an easy tie for his side as the reds continue to push for a top four spot.

This weekend’s opponents are scrapping to remain in the Premier League and steer clear of relegation, and Alex Neil’s side will be confident going into the tie after beating United in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford.

Norwich beat United 2-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the season (photo source: BBC/Getty images)

That result has made van Gaal even more cautious of the Canaries threat, and the Dutchman knows United will have to impress if they wish to take all three points back to Manchester.

He said: “It is always difficult to fight against a team who fights to maintain their place in the Premier League.”

The United boss then urged his side to cope with the pressure against a battling Norwich side, he continued: “It shall be a very tough game.” But insisted that his side will fight until the end.

Top four race continues

The Red Devils have three more league games to play and are well in the hunt for a Champions League finish as they find themselves four points behind neighbours Manchester City with an all-important game in hand.

With a tough trip to Upton Park to come next week, West Ham will be desperate to get revenge after United dumped them out of the FA Cup last month, meaning taking three points from a relegation candidate is a must for van Gaal, if he wishes to end the league campaign successfully as well as confirm his job in the Old Trafford hot seat for next season.

The reds are unbeaten in their last five matches and travel to Norfolk after a 1-1 draw with newly-crowned league champions Leicester City. United last won at Carrow road in 2013 as Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of the game.