Date: 28th January 2014 at 11:51am
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Could the new signing start tonight? United face Cardiff tonight as David Moyes hopes to end a recent run of three home losses in the last five games in the league.

The signing of Juan Mata has given everyone at the club a lift and while it may seem premature to throw the former Chelsea playmaker straight into the side, United need to field as strong a team as possible and put our recent problems behind us. Mata could prove the key to defeating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Robin Van Persie, Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney are reportedly back in training although it remains to be seen if any or all of them will be fit enough to play tonight. Michael Carrick is injured so we can expect to see Darren Fletcher start in front of the back four.

Here’s my predicted starting line up:

David De Gea, Rafael, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Phil Jones, Darren Fletcher, Antonio Valencia, Juan Mata, Adnan Januzaj, Danny Welbeck.


9 responses to “Predicted XI: United v Cardiff City: Mata Set To Start”

  1. malik says:

    Make Rooney captain and give him more responsibilities . To raise our winning spirit. Glory glory . Manchester united for live

  2. Pwapaldi Brendan says:

    Here is my prediction; De Gea, Evra, Evans, Smalling, Rafael, Fletcher, Jones, Januzay, Mata, Rooney, RVP.

  3. Palombo says:

    Ferdnand,welbeck could nt play today match.

  4. Itoro Ibanga says:

    Juan Mata should be amongst the subs. If he’s playing , let him be introduce in the second half. Good luck boy….

  5. Francis Yenzu says:

    De Gea, Rafael, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Cleaverly, Fletcher, Valencia, Mata, Welbeck, Januzaj.

  6. Edu Enos says:

    De gea,rafeal,evra,jones,evans,fellani,flecher,mata,van p.rooney,januza.

  7. Busari Habeeb Damola says:

    The predicted formation isn’t okay at all. My own best prediction starting line up is: De gea, Rafael, Jones, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Fellaini, Mata, Januzaj, Kagawa, Van persie…..

  8. ak says:

    I would prefer to go 4-2-1-3

  9. Charles says:

    I sugest 4,4,2.degea,evra,jones,evans,rafael.den in d midfied. Fletcher, cleverley,d wing, januzaj and mata. And rooney and wil be beta.