Manchester United vs. Cardiff City, Live coverage: Mata, RVP start for Reds

Michael Regan

Manchester United face Cardiff City as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to Old Trafford, with Juan Mata and Robin van Persie starting.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to Old Trafford tonight, but the limelight will instead fall on new record signing Juan Mata, who makes his full debut starting the game in the hole.

As for Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, the latter starts up front while the former is on the bench.

In midfield, it's a lot less sexy we're afraid - Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young on the flanks, Ryan Giggs and Phil Jones in midfield. Bleurgh.

Still, at least Rafael's in the team. Aas for the oppposition, former Red Fraizer Campbell starts up front, as does the horrible, horrible Craig Bellamy.


Manchester United confirmed starting lineup: David De Gea; Rafael, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra; Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Ryan Giggs, Ashley Young; Juan Mata, Robin van Persie.

Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Adnan Januzaj, Shinji Kagawa, Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney.

Cardiff City confirmed starting lineup: Marshall, Caulker, Hudson (c), John, Mcnaughton, Medel, Whitts, Noone, Mutch, Bellamy, Campbell.

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