Manchester United

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Manchester United travel to Cardiff City on Sunday as the defending champions look to close the gap between themselves and leaders Arsenal to five points.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Cardiff City will be buoyed by the fact that they have already had the better of Manchester City when the title contenders visited them earlier this season. Fraizer Campbell was the man to inflict the damage on City and will be looking to perform at a similar level against United who have not been at their best of late.

Their last game in the league ended in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa and the Welsh side will be looking to put this result behind them and steer clear of the relegation zone.

Cardiff do not have a great history against United, with their last win going back to 1960 when they registered a 3-0 victory over the defending champions.

Manchester United will be looking to build on their brilliant 1-0 win over league leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford before the international break. Robin van Persie scored from a set-piece to reduce the deficit down to five at the top of the table.

However, Arsenal's win over Southampton on Saturday has increased the gap yet again, making this a must win for David Moyes' side.

The former Everton manager has a host of injury problems, with van Persie expected to be out with a groin injury while Danny Welbeck is still suffering from a knee problem. Michael Carrick will be out for up to four weeks, leaving Moyes sweating to fill his midfield.

What the Managers Say

Malky Mackay: "David did an incredible job at Everton. He was a manager who was allowed to structure the football club in the way he felt was best. Everton, Arsenal and United are three clubs who have had longevity in terms of their managers and seen the rewards of that. The evidence is there that if you get the right guy in as manager and buy into what he is doing, success will come."

David Moyes: "I have said many times that Manchester United have proved over the years they improve as they go on. My history at Everton was as a slow-starter as well. Hopefully we're beginning to find our feet and we'll continue to improve."

Form Guide

Cardiff City

    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W D L L
    • Last Result: Aston Villa 2-0 Cardiff City

Manchester United

    • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
    • Last Result: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

Team News

Cardiff City

    • Injured: N/A
    • Doubtful: N/A
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor; Medel; Cowie, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Bellamy; Odemwingie.

Manchester United

    • Injured: Phil Jones (groin), Michael Carrick (Achilles), Danny Welbeck (knee), Darren Fletcher (illness), Robin van Persie (groin)
    • Doubtful: Rafael (ankle), Nemanja Vidic (concussion)

Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Cleverley, Giggs; Valencia, Rooney, Januzaj; Hernandez.