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 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 have told Chelsea to hold off making a second approach for Wayne Rooney until they have made a marquee signing of their own, according to the Daily Star.
The Blues saw their initial offer of £20m for the England international rebuffed by the Premier League champions, though Jose Mourinho is determined to get his man.