Norwich 1 Manchester U 2
Norwich City 1 Manchester United 2, Carrow Road, English Premier League, February 26, 2012. Wayne Rooney was full of praise for Sir Alex Ferguson after the final whistle at Carrow Road. According to Rooney, who missed the 2-1 victory against Norwich City due to throat infection, Ferguson got the best out of his players and was the key to winning the title.
Manchester United´s performance against Norwich City may have been a bit shaky, but the three points were absolutely priceless. After the win over The Canaries, United were now only two points adrift of fellow title chasers Manchester City. Wayne Rooney: “Sir Alex Ferguson is a great manager. He knows which players he can speak to and which players he can shout at. He knows how the players react and how to get the best out of them. That’s important, especially in this day and age. His mentality for the game, his commitment and desire, and obviously things that the players try and take on themselves. For me, he has been brilliant and he is a great leader of our team.” Norwich City Team: John Ruddy, Elliott Ward, Zak Whitbread, Adam Drury, Kyle Naughton, Dave Fox, Bradley Johnson, Anthony Pilkington, Drew Surman, Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson. Substitutes: Leon Barnett, Elliott Bennett, Andrew Crofts, Wes Hoolahan, Steve Morison, Aaron Wilbraham, Jed Steer. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Luis Nani, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck. Substitutes: Dimitar Berbatov, Rafael da Silva, Chris Smalling, Fabio da Silva, Ashley Young, Ji-Sung Park, Ben Amos.