Cardiff City vs. Manchester United: Preview and TV schedule

Alex Livesey

Manchester United head to Wales on Sunday afternoon, expecting to continue their good form against Cardiff.

Manchester United's 1-0 win over Arsenal prior to the international break was their third consecutive league victory; a result which has handily forced a more sympathetic reevaluation of their slow start to the season. David Moyes' side are now up in fifth place, having not lost in their last nine games in all competitions.

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They'll look to cut the deficit to the league leaders yet further with a win away in Cardiff on Sunday, taking advantage of the Bluebirds' patchy form. Malky Mackay's side are down in 14th place, a couple of points above the relegation zone heading into round 12. Having only won thrice all season, it's hard to see them taking points from an in-form United.

However, they have a comparatively short injury list compared to their opponents. While Mackay only has Andreas Cornelius doubtful, Moyes has a string of absentees -- including regular first teamers Michael Carrick, Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones. Full-back Rafael will hope to recover from his frustrating ankle injury in time to be involved, though it seems likely Chris Smalling will continue to fill in for the Brazilian.

Cardiff City injuries and suspensions

Out: None. In doubt: Andreas Cornelius (ankle).

Manchester United injuries and suspensions

Out: Michael Carrick (Achilles), Danny Welbeck (knee), Phil Jones (groin), Darren Fletcher (illness). In doubt: Rafael (ankle).

Projected lineups

Cardiff City: David Marshall; Andrew Taylor, Ben Turner, Steven Caulker, Kévin Théophile-Catherine; Gary Medel, Aron Gunnarsson; Peter Whittingham, Jordon Mutch, Don Cowie; Peter Odemwingie.

Manchester United: David De Gea; Patrice Evra, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidić, Chris Smalling; Marouane Fellaini, Tom Cleverley; Shinji Kagawa, Wayne Rooney, Antonio Valencia; Robin van Persie.

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 4 p.m. local, 11 a.m. ET

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales

TV: NBC Sports Network, DirecTV, Mun2 (U.S.), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada), Sky Go (U.K.)

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