Manchester United breezed past a lacklustre Norwich side to leave the Canaries further from safety.
The Canaries couldn’t get control of the ball for the majority of the game and when they got the ball only kicked it up field so a Manchester United defender could start another attack.
City held out wave after wave of Red Devils attacks but finally broke around the half hour point. Mata put a delightful ball straight onto the foot of Rashford who had the simplest task to poke the ball beyond Krul.
The second came soon after the interval through Rashford. Young full back Williams beat Krul to a through ball and the Dutchman took down the attacker for a definite penalty. Krul got close to the ball but Rashford put to much power on the ball and it nestled in the net.
Then Martial got in and amongst the goals before young striker Greenwoord added a fourth late on with a nice finish past Krul from just outside the box.
A very poor day for the normally solid shot-stopper. Got into a race with Williams which he was never going to win which resulted in him bringing down the 19-year-old for a penalty. Also maybe could have saved a few of the Red Devils goals if he was on top of his game but the loss wasn’t all fault.
Had an extremely difficult day dealing with arguably United’s two best performers on the day. With both Williams and Rashford finding joy down his side it’s fair to say he had a difficult afternoon. Also offered zero attacking outlet but that was understandable considering the constant pressure he and his fellow defenders were under.
Defended well in the first half but was far to ineffective in the second. The German failed to follow Rashford’s run for the first goal leaving the England striker with a simple finish and looked uncertain of who he was meant to be picking up in the second period.
Allowed Martial to tower above him to head home their third and failed to close down Greenwood for his goal before hobbling off late on. City fans will be hoping that his injury won’t be too serious after his brilliant performances of late.
The second best left back on the pitch and looked lost. When he did receive the ball he was sloppy and failed to retain possession on many occasions.
Did he best but was overrun in the middle. His distribution was more like the Tettey of old and was caught trying to dribble the ball out almost every time he tried.
The game passed him by and Norwich didn’t have enough of the ball for the Bosnian to be effective. He was afraid to put in a tackle and on the rare occasion that he received the ball he wasn’t his normal composed self and gave the ball away.
Against any other keeper his curling shot probably would find the net but De Gea (who has struggled for form this season) tipped the ball away. Apart from that he was poor though. The England u21 international is normally a crucial counter attacking outlet with his pace but he wasn’t today and was one of many who was below his normal standard.
I wrote in the Predicted XI that if McLean and Vrancic could get a hold of the ball then City would have a good chance of winning but Manchester United didn’t allow either of them to create anything and because of that, the Scotsman provided Idah very little service.
The positive in many negatives for the Carrow Road faithful. He was bright and lively and was the only City player who was creating things. His defensive support was also second to none.
Lacked service and didn’t have a single shot all game. Although not all his fault, it was a poor day for the young Irishman.