Van Persie Moyes Manchester United
Manchester United's Robin Van Persie and David Moyes celebrate their English Premier League win over Arsenal, November 10. Reuters
Manchester United's Robin Van Persie and David Moyes celebrate their English Premier League win over Arsenal, November 10. Reuters
Manchester United's Robin Van Persie and David Moyes celebrate their English Premier League win over Arsenal, November 10. Reuters

After the highs of that 1-0 win over Arsenal, Manchester United will look to continue their resurgence in the English Premier League when they travel to newly-promoted Cardiff on Sunday.

The reigning Premier League champions are slowly starting to look like their old self again, after a difficult start, and if the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie are in the mood, then Cardiff, who have acquitted themselves quite well so far this season, could be in for a long evening.

The victory over league leaders Arsenal showed United are far from a spent force following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, and they are equally capable of retaining their title under David Moyes.

United are currently on a run of nine matches without defeat in all competitions and Moyes is keen to see his side continue the good form against Cardiff.

"We came off a couple of good results and sometimes you want the games to come thick and fast," Moyes said. "You can't do anything about the international break, whether you win or lose going into it. We're on a good run of form, we're feeling good at the moment, we have confidence about us and we want to try and keep that going."

Moyes paid tribute to Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, who has done exceedingly well to take the Welsh side to the Premier League. "Malky's done a great job, not just this season, but in past seasons with other clubs he's been at," Moyes added. "He's done a brilliant job at Cardiff and they should really be thankful they've got him.

"He got them back in the Premier League and they're doing all they can to stay there. You can see he's working really hard at it."

Team News: Cardiff, who have picked up 12 points from 11 games this season, welcome back summer signing Andreas Cornelius back from injury, while Peter Odemwingie is also expected to feature despite suffering a knock in training.

Moyes is hoping to have skipper Nemanja Vidic back in the team after the defender was taken off against Arsenal with a concussion. Danny Welbeck, however, is expected to miss out yet again with a knee problem, along with Michael Carrick.

"Concussion is something which you do need to rest," Moyes said. "He's had his rest and we'll bring him back and hopefully he'll be fine. It's not a serious injury -- concussion can be extremely serious -- but he had a week off afterwards and we've given him a chance to recover. We've picked him up slowly from there."

Key men: Cardiff: Former Manchester City and Liverpool player Craig Bellamy will want to dent United as much as possible.

Manchester United: Wayne Rooney was brilliant against Arsenal, and the England forward will look to add goals to go along with an all-round performance on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled for a 9.30 pm IST start with live coverage on Star Sports 4. You can also catch the match live streaming online by going to the official Star Sports website. To watch the game via live stream in the U.S., click HERE. The match can be seen live online in the U.K. by clicking HERE. To watch it courtesy live streaming in North Africa and the Middle East, click HERE.

Expected lineups: Cardiff: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor; Medel, Gunnarsson; Whittingham, Mutch, Bellamy; Campbell.

Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra; Fellaini, Cleverley; Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa; Van Persie.

Prediction: 2-0 to Manchester United