Watch live: Cardiff City vs. Manchester United (lineups and discuss)


With Robin van Persie out injured, Javier Hernandez starts up front for Manchester United as they take on Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium at 11 am ET on NBCSN or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.

The change is one of five for Manchester United from their 1-0 win over Arsenal before the international break.

David Moyes has chosen Chicharito over Danny Welbeck, who was also not selected by Roy Hodgson for England last weekend.

Suspended for the upcoming Champions League fixture, Marouane Fellaini will start in the Red Devils midfield.  Fellaini has dealt with an injured wrist most of the season but is waiting for up to two years to have surgery.

Michael Carrick and Phil Jones are also out injured for United, while Nemanja Vidic will miss out due to the concussion he suffered before the international break.

It’s a very familiar lineup for Malky Mackay and Cardiff City, with striker Andreas Cornelius returning to the bench following a 10-week injury layoff from ankle problems.  Craig Bellamy is also on the bench for Cardiff.

The meeting between the two sides is the first in any competition since 1975.


Manchester United – De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Fellaini, Cleverley; Valencia, Rooney, Januzaj; Hernandez.
Bench – Lindegaard, Büttner, Anderson, Giggs, Nani, Young, Welbeck.

Cardiff City Marshall; Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Medel, Whittingham, Mutch, Cowie; Odemwingie, Campbell.
Bench – Lewis; Hudson, Cornelius, Kim, Noone, Gunnarsson, Bellamy.