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Norwood eyes dream Old Trafford tie

26 January 2015

Midfielder on Fifth Round Draw

Oliver Norwood has his fingers crossed for a trip to face his former side Manchester United ahead of Monday evening’s FA Cup Fifth Round draw.

The midfielder spent 15 years at Old Trafford, joining the Red Devils at the age of six before signing for Huddersfield Town in 2012.

“I want United away! It was my life and I’ve never been back,” said Norwood.

“I was there from when I was six to 21 – fifteen years. But Cambridge could beat them, you never know. It was a fantastic win on Saturday to put ourselves in the hat. I know some big teams have gone out so we might be looking to see if we can get to the latter stages. The cup can build momentum for the league.”

The 23-year-old scored his first goal for the Royals this past weekend, curling home a free-kick to put his side back on level turns following Kenwyne Jones’ opener – and admitted that the strike was long overdue!

“It’s about time! 24 games I think it was! Of course it’s more important that the team win, but it’s nice to get the goal and get up and running. Hal came on and won the game for us which is great for him. Second half we came out after some strong words from the manager and I think we deserved to get the win.”

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