The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Saturday 27 June 2020
Kickoff Time - 1730 Hrs BST
Venue - Carrow Road, Norwich
FA Cup form guide
Manchester United: DWWW
Norwich City: WWW
Previous FA Cup meetings
Norwich City 0—2 Manchester United
Norwich City 2—1 Manchester United
Manchester United 1—2 Norwich City
Norwich City 3—0 Manchester United
Manchester United 3—0 Norwich City
All-Time FA Cup record
Manchester United wins: 2
Norwich City wins: 3
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones doubtful.
Grant Hanley, Sam Byram and Christoph Zimmermann ruled out.
Know the opposition
Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries or City or The Citizens) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk, that competes in the Premier League. Norwich City was formed following a meeting at the Criterion Cafe in Norwich on 17 June 1902 by a group of friends led by two former Norwich CEYMS players, and played their first competitive match against Harwich & Parkeston, at Newmarket Road on 6 September 1902. They also joined the Norfolk & Suffolk League for the 1902–03 season, but during the First World War, with football suspended and facing spiralling debts, they went into voluntary liquidation on 10 December 1917.
The club was officially reformed on 15 February 1919 – a key figure in the event was Charles Frederick Watling, future Lord Mayor of Norwich and the father of future club chairman, Geoffrey Watling. Norwich City F.C. played at Newmarket Road from 1902 to 1908. Following a dispute over the conditions of renting the Newmarket Road ground, in 1908 the club moved to a new home in a converted disused chalk pit in Rosary Road which became known as “The Nest”. By the 1930s, the ground was too small for the growing crowds, and in 1935 the club moved to its current home in Carrow Road.
The club's main local rival is Ipswich Town. When Norwich and Ipswich meet it is known as the East Anglian Derby, or, informally, as the Old Farm Derby – a comic reference to the 'Old Firm Derby' played between Scottish teams Celtic and Rangers. The fans' song “On the Ball, City” is the oldest football chant in the world, written in 1890 and still sung today; the song is, in fact, older than the club itself having probably been penned for Norwich Teachers or Caley's FC in the 1890s and adapted for Norwich City.