By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Manchester United’s players were jeered off the pitch by their own supporters after limping to a third consecutive defeat.

The final whistle was greeted by resounding boos at Old Trafford following the home team’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at the hands of lowly Norwich.

It extended United’s run without a win to six matches, the club’s worst sequence for 11 years, and handed Norwich their first victory at Old Trafford since 1989.

After the match, supporters turned on manager Louis van Gaal by roundly booing him from his seat in the dugout all the way to the tunnel. Some of the players were applauded as they made their way back to the dressing room.

The defeat for United, coupled with victories for leaders Leicester, leaves Van Gaal’s fifth in the Premier League on 29 points, nine adrift of the top.

Goals from Cameron Jerome and Alex Tettey had put Norwich two goals up after 54 minutes and, although Anthony Martial pulled one back for the hosts, they were unable to mount a convincing comeback.

Van Gaal has had to regularly defended his team’s playing style this season, with ex-players and supporters critical of their lack of adventure.