Wilfried Zaha travelled to Cardiff on Friday night with the intention of sealing a loan move to the Bluebirds, reports the Daily Mirror.
The young winger joined Manchester United in the summer in a £15m deal from Crystal Palace but has failed to impress manager David Moyes.
Moyes, who inherited the signing of Zaha from Sir Alex Ferguson, has instead opted to use 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj instead of Zaha, leaving him with limited chances to impress thus far.
So far Zaha has made just two Premier League appearances, both coming from the bench and has been largely surplus to requirements.
Moyes agreed to let Zaha leave Old Trafford on loan, inspiring interest from as many as six Premier League clubs.
But it appears Cardiff City have won the race for his signature with former United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer using his ties well to agree a six-month loan deal with the player.
Zaha will not join in time to play in this weekend's game against West Ham, but may be available for the game against Manchester City at the Etihad next week.
It brings an end to a frustrating first six months to Zaha's Manchester United career and gives him the chance to impress Roy Hodgson ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil