Cardiff 1-5 Man Utd FT, as the red devils move up into 6th place

22 December at 20:20
Cardiff are set to host Manchester United in the Premier League this evening, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares for his first game in charge as United’s interim boss against the club he used to manage. Mourinho was dismissed from his role as United manager this week and Solskjaer is United’s temporary choice of replacement.
 
  • Cardiff City have won only one of their last 12 league matches against Manchester United (D3 L8), winning 3-0 in November 1960.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in each of their previous seven matches against Cardiff in league competition (W5 D2).
  • Only Arsenal (12) have won more points from losing positions in the Premier League this season than Cardiff City and Manchester United (9, level with Leicester).
  • Cardiff City have won four of their last five Premier League home games (L1), as many as they had in their previous 22 in the competition (W4 D6 L12).
  • Manchester United have lost their last three Premier League away games against promoted sides, as many as they had in their previous 36 such matches (W27 D6 L3).
  • Manchester United have conceded more goals in 17 Premier League games this season (29) than they did in the whole of 2017-18 (28). Only Fulham (0) have kept fewer clean sheets than the Red Devils this season (2).
  • Manchester United have picked up 26 points after their first 17 league games this season under Jose Mourinho; their worst points haul in the top-flight at this stage since 1990-91 (also 26 points).
  • Manchester United won 176 Premier League points under recently dismissed manager Jose Mourinho; fewer than Manchester City (222), Tottenham Hotspur (202), Chelsea (200) and Liverpool (196) since August 2016.
  • Of the 31 players with at least five Premier League goals this season, Romelu Lukaku has scored the highest percentage of them away from home (5/6 – 83%).
  • Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has failed to win any of his seven previous encounters with Man Utd in all competitions, losing six of those games (D1).
 
Line-ups:
 
Cardiff: Etheridge, Morrison, Bamba, Ecuele Manga, Cunningham; Camarasa, Hoilett, Arter, Murphy, Gunnarsson, Paterson
 
Man Utd: De Gea; Shaw, Lindelof, Jones, Young; Matic, Pogba, Herrera; Rashford, Lingard, Martial
 
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