Man United vs Cardiff City: Manchester United bring their Premier League season to a close at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as they host Cardiff City. The match is on Sunday 12 May with kick-off at 3pm at Old Trafford.
United can no longer make it into the top four after picking up just two points from their last four games, but will be hoping they can leapfrog Arsenal and finish fifth in what has been a disappointing season. Cardiff have nothing to play for but pride with their relegation already confirmed and 18th spot in the table guaranteed.
The Bluebirds have not beaten the Red Devils since 1960 and were on the wrong end of a 5-1 thrashing when they met earlier this season.
It is going to be a youthful Manchester United side on display at Old Trafford with the likes of Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood all likely to be involved. Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial are all lacking fitness and will likely miss out.
Man Utd XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, McTominay, Pogba, Greenwood, Mata, Rashford
Cardiff XI: Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Mange, Bennett, Mendez-Laing, Gunnarsson, Bacuna, Murphy, De Cordova-Reid, Ward
Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia have both been struggling with injury but should be available. Harry Arter and Victor Camarasa are both unavailable for Cardiff through injury.
Manchester United’s disappointing season comes to a close today as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leads his side out at Old Trafford against Cardiff City. United’s alarming dip in form since Solskjaer became permanent manager has cost them any chance of a top-four finish, meaning Europa League football for the Red Devils next term.
The best outcome for United on the final day is a fifth-placed finish if Arsenal slip up at Burnley, while Solskjaer has already suggested that the Old Trafford faithful could well be saying goodbye to a host of players – some of whom have come to the end of their contracts, and perhaps more still who are not part of the Norwegian coach’s plans.