Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Cardiff v Man Utd

Jesse Lingard scored twice against Cardiff

Jesse Lingard scored twice against Cardiff

Solskjaer, handed control after this week's sacking of Jose Mourinho, spent a miserable nine months at Cardiff in 2014, getting them relegated from the top-flight. "You can see the staff are happy today and the players are too", he said.

The former Manchester United captain directed a tirade at the Old Trafford stars after the Portuguese boss was sacked on Tuesday before being replaced with interim boss Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer.

United, England's most successful football club, are sixth in the Premier League - 19 points behind leaders Liverpool - and through to the last 16 of the Champions League for a tie with French champions Paris Saint-Germain after finishing second behind Italian giants Juventus in the group stages.

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"I think he can't believe his luck that he's got this wonderful opportunity to come back to the club, I think he'd be the first to admit that", Yorke told beIN Sports. "We are in December and we will try and recover and try and win games again", shrugged Guardiola, conceding that his side needed to "recover mentally and recover physicality". In the long run, to get consistent results and consistent wins, we have to play in a certain way. "But that is the past and I want to thank him for that". He's (Ole) definitely the guy to get make them do that.' Cardiff boss Neil Warnock revealed that they didn't even bother watching videos of United beforehand because they knew the team would perform very differently under Solskjaer. It's not going to be all-out attack.

"Players who turn up overweight, do not train properly and are not producing - for some to down tools, shame on some of those players. Paul (Pogba) is a World Cup victor", he added.

The Red Devils haven't won the Premier League title since Solskjaer's former manager Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

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"There are so many different personalities".

"Knowing the people and knowing how everything works there is important". That's what the gaffer (Ferguson) was best at.

To put United's goal feat into perspective, in that same five-and-a-half period it's taken to score five goals in a game, Manchester City have done it 33 times.

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"I'm not Mourinho's biggest fan, don't get me wrong but I just can't tolerate footballers who just hide behind their agents, their pals in the media".

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