Manchester United’s ever decreasing hopes of clinching a top four spot appear to be all but over after they were easily beaten by Manchester City at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
Title favourites City took the lead inside the first minute, with Edin Dzeko turned the ball in after Samir Nasri’s initial effort came back off the post.
David Moyes is expected to hand Juan Mata his Manchester United debut in this evening’s match against Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Cardiff City.
Mata completed his move from Chelsea at the weekend, and is in line to play as United look to bounce back from their Capital One Cup disappointment last Wednesday.
Manchester United came from two goals to beat Hull City at the KC Stadium yesterday afternoon, and secure a fifth straight victory in all competitions.
Former United youngster James Chester put the hosts ahead after just four minutes before David Meyler doubled their advantage soon after.
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Manchester United head into this afternoon’s match with Hull City looking to secure a fifth successive win in all competitions.
The champions may be without Danny Welbeck, who suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s win over West Ham United, while the game may come too soon for both Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie.
David Moyes has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this evening’s Capital One Cup quarter final clash with Stoke City.
Darren Fletcher may again be involved after making his comeback in Sunday’s 3-0 win at Aston Villa.
Manchester City and Sunderland both went through to the semi-finals last night, while managerless Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham United in this evening’s other match.
Newcastle United are close to securing a loan deal for out-of-favour Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the Independent.
The former Crystal Palace man has made just two Premier League appearances since joining up with David Moyes’ squad last summer, and is set to be farmed out when the transfer window reopens next month.
Manchester United suffered their second 1-0 home defeat in the space of four days, this time at the hands of Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.
Yohan Cabaye’s strike just after the hour mark was enough to secure victory for Alan Pardew’s men, who move four points ahead of United, who remain in ninth place with twenty-two points after nine games.
Manchester United will be without Wayne Rooney for tomorrow’s visit of Newcastle United after receiving his fifth booking of the season in Wednesday evening’s defeat to Everton.
Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa are both doubtful through injury and illness respectively, though Phil Jones could return after serving his ban.
Manchester United duo Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic have both signed new contacts with the club, the Daily Star understands.
England international Carrick has put pen to paper on a new two year deal which could see him end his career with the current Premier League champions, while club captain Vidic has extended his deal by a further twelve months.
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Phil Jones is set to miss Manchester United’s matches against Cardiff City and Bayer Leverkusen after picking up an adductor injury on international duty with England, the Mail Online understands.
The 21 year old lasted just 57 minutes of the Three Lions’ 2-0 defeat to Chile on Friday evening due to the groin problem, and was replaced by club teammate Chris Smalling, who is likely to start for Roy Hodgson’s men against Germany this evening.
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