Date, time and coverage: Sunday 24 November, 16:00 GMT. The match will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK. Follow ManUtd.com's live blog and MUTV Online's exclusive radio commentary.
Form guide: United are unbeaten in nine games in all competitions following the stirring 1-0 win over Arsenal which came before the break in the domestic programme for the latest round of international games. Cardiff have been unable to string together a good sequence of results, losing last time out at Aston Villa having stayed unbeaten for the two games beforehand. Having shocked Man City with a fine 3-2 victory in August, Malky Mackay's side did not win at home until they beat Swansea on 3 November.
Ins and outs: Michael Carrick is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, while Danny Welbeck’s absence with a knee problem is likely to continue. Phil Jones pulled out of the England squad last weekend with an injury picked up in the defeat to Chile. Cardiff's Danish striker Andreas Cornelius is hoping to return from the ankle injury that has kept the 20-year-old on the sidelines since August.
Betting: The Reds are a short-priced 1.60 to win at the Cardiff City Stadium, with hosts a slightly more distant 5.50. The draw is 3.75, but as ever our official betting partner bwin have a range of tempting offers, including 34.00 on Adnan Januzaj scoring first in a 2-0 win for United.
Last meeting: The two clubs have not faced each other since 1st March, 1975, when United hammered the Bluebirds 4-0 as they closed in on the Second Division title. Stewart Houston, Lou Macari, Sammy McIlroy and Stuart Pearson hit the net for Tommy Docherty's exciting young side at Old Trafford that day.