Manchester United: Predicted XI to face Cardiff City

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With the Premier League returning this weekend, Premier League champions Manchester United travel to Wales to take on Cardiff City. 

Before the international break, David Moyes had led the Red Devils to three straight Premier League wins, with United's last victory coming against league leaders Arsenal. 

And now with United travelling to 14th placed Cardiff on Sunday, Moyes will be desperate to secure another three points. 

However, the Red Devils boss has a number of injury problems ahead of the clash. The likes of Michael Carrick and Phil Jones will both be missing, leaving a hole in centre of United's midfield. 

The United boss will have to chose between the likes of Ryan Giggs, Tom Cleverley, Marouane Fellaini and Anderson to fill the void left by Jones and Carrick. 

Ryan Giggs could well get the nod as he will be raring to go after an international break and will be desperate to feature in his home country.

Alongside him could well be Belgian star Marouane Fellaini. As Manchester United's summer signing is suspended for the Red Devils' midweek Champions League clash, Moyes will surely pick him on Sunday. 

The goalkeeper and front two pick themselves with David De Gea, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie all hoping to continue their recent fine form. 

In defence, Vidic is likely to be fit and could partner the rested and refreshed Rio Ferdinand in defence. Patrice Evra will return in great spirits after helping France secure World Cup qualification and will play at left-back, whilst Chris Smalling could get the nod at right-back after impressing of late. 

Predicted Manchester United XI to face Cardiff City:

De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Fellaini, Giggs; Valencia, Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie.

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