CARDIFF (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United manager David Moyes has left striker Robin van Persie out of his match day squad for today’s English Premier League clash at Cardiff City.
Van Persie, the Red Devils report, is still being bothered by the toe and groin problems that forced him to pull out of international duties for the Netherlands.
This means that Mexican forward Javier Hernandez comes in has his replacement to partner Wayne Rooney in the attack, while Adnan Januzaj starts, there is no Shinji Kagawa.
Leading defender and captain Nemanja Vidic is still out because of a concussion.
Manchester United are undefeated in nine in all competition and will be looking to continue that run today.
Former Manchester United forward Fraizer Campbell starts against his old team, but the veteran Craig Bellamy, who was once linked with a move to Old Trafford, start this time on the bench for Cardiff City.
Cardiff v Manchester United
Cardiff: Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Cowie, Medel, Mutch, Whittingham, Odemwingie, Campbell
Subs: Hudson, Cornelius, Kim, Noone, Lewis, Gunnarsson, Bellamy
Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Fellaini, Cleverley, Valencia, Rooney, Januzaj, Hernandez
Subs: Anderson, Giggs, Lindegaard, Nani, Young, Welbeck, Buttner
Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)