Cardiff City vs Manchester United: Premier League match preview, team news, live commentary stream, predicted line-ups, plus more

Manchester United travel to Cardiff City on Saturday as they start their post-Jose Mourinho era – live on talkSPORT.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now the club’s interim manager and will hold the post until the end of the season.

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Manchester United’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

And as fate would have it, the Norwegian will come up against the Premier League side he used to manage and couldn’t save from relegation back in 2014.

He was sacked later that year but has bounced back with Molde in his home nation, and now must do battle with Neil Warnock’s Cardiff – who have proven a tricky opponent of late for several sides, despite their initial troubles.

Where can I listen?

You can listen to exclusive radio commentary of the huge clash live on talkSPORT, with kick-off at 5.30pm on Saturday.

What the managers are saying

Neil Warnock (Cardiff City): “I think it’s the best job Ole will have in his life, because he can’t lose really. He’ll hold the fort until the end of the season, he’s there for at least six months and if he does well he’ll get a couple of years.

“And if he doesn’t, he goes back to where he was enjoying anyhow.”

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Cardiff boss Neil Warnock

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United): “The first thing is the first game. Think about getting my principles into the boys, get the players to understand how I want them to play, how we want to play as a team, work together and then let’s take the results later on.

“See how many points we can gather, but this club has made up many, many points before, but I’m not going to set that target now because you’ve got to go game by game to start with.”

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Romelu Lukaku will be absent on compassionate leave.

Team news

Cardiff City have doubts over the fitness of Joe Bennett, which could see Lee Peltier or Greg Cunningham start, while Jazz Richards will have a fitness test.

Solskjaer is without Romelu Lukaku (compassionate leave) and Alexis Sanchez, meanwhile Chris Smalling (foot), Luke Shaw (back), and Scott McTominay (knock) are doubts.

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Could Paul Pogba return to the starting XI?

Predicted line-ups

Cardiff City XI: Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Cunningham; Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Arter, Hoilett, Murphy; Paterson.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Young, Lindelof, Bailly; Mata, Herrera, Matic Pogba; Rashford, Martial.

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