Manchester United vs Cardiff City Preview – Premier League


Michael King is one of Fluentsport's Premier League experts covering most of the upcoming fixtures in the year.
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Manchester United face Cardiff City in this Premier League clash.

When is the match, and kick off time?

The match is on Sunday 12th May 2019, and kicks off at 3:00pm UK time. The venue for the match is Old Trafford (Manchester).

Tactics

If Manchester United continue their solid defensive performance, they should be able to stop a lot of chances as they develop for their opponents. Manchester United may try to create their chances at close range, as Cardiff City have shown great skill at stopping chances long range chances. Set pieces should be interesting in this game, as Cardiff City's strong attacking may be countered by Manchester United's strong defence. Manchester United will need to be creative when attacking, as Cardiff City have shown great instinct at defending counter attacks. Manchester United will hope that Cardiff City attack wide so they can prevent danger with their superior defence on the wings.

Current form

Manchester United are in average form having had mixed results from their previous 5 fixtures, and will be looking to improve this time around. Meanwhile, Cardiff City are in poor form having lost most of their last 5 games, and will be hoping to turn around their recent form in this fixture. In their last game, they lost by 1 goal against Crystal Palace.

Squads

Manchester United Cardiff City
Forwards Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, James Wilson, Mata, Angel Gomes, Alexis Sánchez, Andreas Pereira, Tahith Chong. Josh Murphy, Kenneth Zohorè, Junior Hoilett, Rhys Healey.
Midfielders Fred, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matić, Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay, Mason Greenwood, James Garner. Baye Oumar Niasse, Aron Einar Gunnarsson, Leandro Bacuna, Bobby Reid, Joe Ralls, Kadeem Harris, Jazz Richards, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Daniel Ward, Loïc Damour, Cameron Coxe, Stuart O'Keefe, Harry Arter, Víctor Camarasa, Lloyd Humphries.
Defenders Marcos Rojo, Victor Nilsson-Lindelöf, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot. Sean Morrison, Bruno Ecuélé Manga, Lee Peltier, Matthew Connolly, Joe Bennett, Soul Bamba, Callum Paterson, Greg Cunningham.
Goalkeepers David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant. Alex Smithies, Brian Murphy, Neil Etheridge.
Staff Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Neil Warnock.

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