5 Things We Learned From Manchester United’s 2-2 Draw With Cardiff

Manchester United’s title hopes took another blow today when they drew at Cardiff City, but here are five things that we learned from the clash.

1) Cardiff’s home form is to be applauded

From the six home games that the Bluebirds have played in the Premier League this season they have and they’ve lost just twice, against Newcastle and Tottenham. They have now beaten Manchester City and Welsh rivals Swansea on their own patch and drawn with Everton and Manchester United.

2) Campbell is the real deal

The former United man struck twice against City earlier in the season to hand Cardiff their first win of the season and he hit the back of the net again today. His movement, his composure and ability in front of goal is something that has really impressed me during this season.

3) Cardiff love crosses

During the tie, Cardiff made 26 crosses, which is one every 3.4 minutes. Pumping the ball into the pitch has really worked for them this season.

4) United need to improve their take ons

United attempted 16 take ons during the game but completed just three, two of which came from Chris Smalling, and Moyes will have to look at that in finer detail.

5) Rooney needs the spotlight

It seems as though the former Everton man needs the spotlight in order to perform at his best. After kicking out at Jordon Mutch and only receiving a yellow card, he then struck the opener and was involved heavily throughout the game.

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