Manchester United's pursuit for a top four finish in the Premier League at the end of the season is still on. The Red Devils, thus, will be keen on playing to the best of their abilities to pick up all the nine points that they can still bag from their remaining three matches.
United take on Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday in the first of their three remaining EPL fixtures this season.
Manchester City are currently fourth in the table on 64 points after 36 games this season, while United are fifth on 60 points with a game in hand. They come into the game at the back of a three game undefeated streak in the EPL. Although the Red Devils restricted Leicester City from notching up a win at Old Trafford in the previous gameweek, the Foxes still won the title and made history a day later as Chelsea drew against Tottenham Hotspur.
With a top four place still unconfirmed in the EPL and with the European campaign over this season, United can have just one shot at winning a silverware this season -- if they win against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup 2016 final on May 21.
"We have to win our matches because otherwise we cannot be in the first four - that's the pressure that we have," United Manager Louis van Gaal told BBC ahead of the match. "We have to fight until the end, and then we have still a title [the FA Cup] to win.
"We have to assess the tiredness of the players because there's an overload of matches, so maybe I have to rotate. Every week you have something that you don't like, but I think we can manage."
Norwich, meanwhile, are on the verge of getting relegated this season and have to register a favourable result at the earliest to see themselves in the English top flight once again next season. They are currently 19th in the table with 31 points and two clubs out of the likes of Newcastle United, Norwich and Sunderland could get relegated this season.
Aston Villa were the first club to have got relegated earlier this season.
"It comes no bigger than this, it really is crunch time now. There is no room for excuses, we've got to go out and do the job," said Norwich manager Alex Neil ahead of the game.
Where to watch live
Norwich City vs Manchester United is scheduled to kick off at 12:45 p.m. BST (5:15 p.m. IST, 7:45 a.m. EST) on May 7.
The live scores can be found on the Premier League match centre.