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Norwich boss Chris Hughton targets Capital One Cup win against Man United

Updated: Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 10:34 | Comments

Anthony Pilkington scored the only goal when Norwich played Manchester United at Carrow Road last November
Anthony Pilkington scored the only goal when Norwich played Manchester United at Carrow Road last November

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Norwich boss Chris Hughton hopes to find solace in the Capital One Cup and is targeting a morale-boosting victory at Manchester United this evening (7.45pm).

The Canaries are third from bottom in the Barclays Premier League and travel to Old Trafford after a dominant display against Cardiff which went unrewarded in a 0-0 draw.

"We know our main priority is the league, but one game leads into another," the former Republic of Ireland international said.

"Winning games becomes a habit and at this moment we would settle for any type of win, whether that be a fortunate one or whatever.

"There's nothing that breeds confidence like a good performance and a win. But we know how difficult the task is.

"For us to get a win at Old Trafford would be a big ask and a big achievement.

"First and foremost you want to put in a performance that says you've come up here not just to make up the numbers.

"Any result that we get there will give us a real lift."

"Any result that we get there will give us a real lift"

Hughton hopes Norwich's fortunes will turn after failing to find the net with numerous chances against Cardiff.

"Sometimes it's that little bit of luck," Hughton added.

"Perhaps we're not getting so much of the rub of the green at the moment, but you have to have belief in what you're doing.

"It might be an own goal, it might be a scrappy goal, it might be a deflection that changes that."

Manchester United boss David Moyes may also be looking for a cup fillip after making an inauspicious start to his tenure as Alex Ferguson's successor.

Hughton believes United's slow start is a result of the strength of the Premier League, rather than a reflection of the ability of the side or Moyes.

Hughton said: "What matters is how the season progresses and where you finish at the end of the season.

"And I've no doubts that Manchester United will be right up there.

"I've no doubts (Moyes) will do an extremely good job there. When he was given the job I felt he was the right man for the job. He's somebody that I have a lot of respect for."

Norwich beat United at Carrow Road last November, but lost 4-0 at Old Trafford in March.

"We know that we have beaten them," Hughton added.

"We'll very much be the underdogs (but) we'll certainly be giving it a go."

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