David de Gea – The Spanish keeper may have to deal with more centre-back changes in front of him as he remains a constant in goal.
Chris Smalling – The youthful Smalling will be tested as to whether he can handle a second full game in three days.
Nemanja Vidic – After six consecutive games Jonny Evans is due a rest, so David Moyes may bring his captain back in to the side against Hull City.
Ashley Young – Showing more confidence as of late, being substituted off in the last game against Hull hints at the likelihood of Young earning another start two days later.
Michael Carrick – It was a boost to see Carrick back in action from the bench on Boxing Day. In the interests of rotation and fitness, it would not be a surprise for the 32-year-old to start this fixture.
Ryan Giggs – Giggs’ last appearance came of 15th December, so there is every chance the Welshman will come back into the side especially as the in-form Tom Cleverley is due a rest.
Shinji Kagawa – Kagawa’s absence in recent games has been something of a mystery but despite zero minutes since 10 December, he has been making the bench. With Nani injured, Antonio Valencia suspended and Adnan Januzaj due a game on the bench (after his unexpected introduction on Boxing Day), Kagawa is in line for a rare start.
Wayne Rooney – Rooney is another, like Evra, who can handle lots of games in a short period of time.
Javier Hernandez – Danny Welbeck may well be rested against Norwich with the opportunity arising from Hernandez to be given only his second start in this busy month.
Keeping the team fresh will be the aim of the game for Moyes, something that a potential six changes should do. After putting in hard-working shifts against Hull, Rooney, Welbeck and Cleverley are all in contention for rests but Rooney will probably start nevertheless considering his importance to the side.