Former Manchester United youth prospect Robbie Brady is looking forward to the game on Saturday when his Norwich travels to Old Trafford.
Brady, 23, joined Norwich in the summer after spending four years at Hull City (two of those years were on a loan from United), but he came up through the youth ranks at United. The Irish winger only made a single appearance for the first team during his time at United, coming on as a substitute in a cup game.
“It will be great to go back, although I’m on the other side of the fence this time and looking to get a result for Norwich,” Brady told canaries.co.uk.
“It’s exciting because I’ve only played there once since leaving. I still have friends there who I keep in contact with now and again; moving on was right for me and I’ve got no regrets.
“Manchester United was a great place to learn my trade but I’m a Norwich player now. It only takes a couple of results to change things and hopefully we can do that over the festive period, starting at United.”
He’s played United once before with Hull, but that meeting ended in a 3-0 defeat. This season United has had trouble scoring but still find themselves in the Top 4, and Brady insist that it will still be a tough test for the Canaries going to Old Trafford.
“They’re still a massive club with world-class players, so we’ll take nothing for granted,” Brady said.
“The lesser teams are getting stronger every year, so the gaps are getting smaller between the top and the bottom of the league. On their day, anybody can beat anybody, and no teams are exempt from that.
“It’s an important period of the season for us and everyone needs to be on form. Hopefully this weekend is when it turns for us, because we’re playing good football and just need to iron out the mistakes.”
Newcomers Norwich sits in 18th place and a win could take them out of the relegation zone.