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Factfile: Oliver Norwood

21 August 2014

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Name: Oliver Norwood
Born: 12 April 1991
Place of birth: Burnley
Clubs: Manchester United, Carlisle United (loan Sep 2010), Scunthorpe United loan (Aug 2011), Coventry City (loan January 2012), Huddersfield Town (undisclosed Jun 2012)

  • Joined Manchester United at the age of seven
  • Was a regular for the club's Academy - scoring nine goals as he captained the U18s in the 2008/09 season
  • Won the national reserves title under Ole Gunnar Solskjær in 2010
  • Represented England at U17s level - alongside Jack Rodwell and Jack Wilshire
  • Travelled with United's first team for a Champions League clash with Wolfsburg
  • Made his professional debut in September 2010 at the start of a loan spell with Carlisle
  • Earned his first international cap for Northern Ireland in February 2011- coming off the bench against Scotland
  • Has made 17 international appearances to date - including against Italy, Holland and Portugal
  • Enjoyed a six month loan spell with Scunthorpe under Alan Knill - starting 16 times.
  • Got his first taste of the Championship during a loan spell with Coventry City 
  • Turned down a contract at Manchester United in 2012 - electing instead for a permanent switch to Huddersfield Town. 
  • After joining the Terriers, Norwood said: "When I told Sir Alex of my choice, he was great. He told me I was a good player going to a good club and that the next time he saw me, it should be in the Premier League!"
  • Became a regular for Huddersfield Town over the last two seasons - scoring eight league goals, including spectacular long range strikes against Bolton and Burnley.
  • Chalked up six assists in the league last season
  • Completed 1910 passes in the league in the 2013/14 campaign, with a pass success rate of 78.4% (courtesy of
  • Has 92 (+6) Championship games under his belt at the age of just 23.
  • Played in both league games against the Royals in the 2013/14 season.

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