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Key Events

90' + 1'
S. Morrison
Yellow Card
81'
J. Hoilett
N. Mendez-Laing
74'
A. Valencia
Diogo Dalot
74'
A. Gomes
Andreas Pereira
74'
D. Ward
K. Zohorè
71'
J. Lingard
Yellow Card
61'
Josh Murphy
Yellow Card
61'
P. Pogba
Yellow Card
58'
J. Richards
A. Gunnarsson
55'
Josh Murphy
Assist
54'
N. Mendez-Laing
Goal
Kick Off
45'
A. Martial
P. Jones
44'
Andreas Pereira
Yellow Card
28'
L. Bacuna
Yellow Card
23'
N. Mendez-Laing
Penalty Goal
Kick Off
3
3
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
10
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 10 4
Total Passes 620 223

Commentary

Man City have become the first side to defend the Premier League title since Man United did so in 2008-09. That will sting for United. Now Man Utd's summer begins, and they'll need to take a long hard look at themselves to return to their previous heights. That's all for this Premier League season. Goodbye!
Cardiff's win means that Man Utd finish their Premier League season in sixth after Arsenal beat Burnley at Turf Moor 3-1. Cardiff end the season in 18th, two points behind Brighton who have been beaten by Man City 2-1.
Cardiff City enjoy their first win against Manchester United since 1960, and their first win at Old Trafford since 1954, thanks to Mendez-Laing's double! The away side held firm in defence and took their chances. Man Utd looked sluggish. Their squad will surely need a root and branch transformation over the summer.
90' + 4' FULL TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-2 CARDIFF CITY
90' + 3' Greenwood stings the hands of Etheridge with a shot at the keeper's near post but Etheridge manages to keep hold of it. No goal for him today.
90' + 2' Pogba has a shot blocked. It's a corner off Bennett. From the corner, Valencia imagines one last chance at glory and booms a shot over. That will be that.
S. Morrison
Yellow Card
Cardiff City
90' + 1' Morrison fouls Rashford and gets a late booking. Four additional minutes, and the season is over!
90' Greenwood passes forward for Gomes who booms a shot over from range. Man Utd can take comfort from having given these two young talents some game time.
88' Ward wins a free-kick off McTominay and Cardiff waste a few valuable seconds. Up the other end beforehand, Greenwood almost gets onto the end of a cutback from the right. He's been one of Man Utd's brighter sparks today.
86' Cardiff aren't being threatened as much now. Man Utd seem to know that the jig is up for their season.
84' Man Utd have been extremely narrow today. Solskjaer will want to see a new winger come through this summer.
82' Martial's shot from outside the box is blocked, then Lingard fizzes a shot across Etheridge's goal. A Man Utd goal doesn't feel forthcoming.
J. Hoilett
N. Mendez-Laing
Cardiff City
81' Mendez-Laing trudges off. He's had a memorable day. Hoilett replaces him.
80' Rashford cuts inside from the left and blazes over again. If Man Utd are going to get back into this, they need to score quickly.
79' It's another corner for Man Utd, this time off Mendez-Laing. From it, Murphy concedes a foul on McTominay outside the box.
78' Peltier concedes Cardiff's ninth corner of the game. Again, the delivery isn't much to write home about.
76' Cardiff have defended stoutly today. If they do go on to win, it probably says more about the state of Man Utd than it does them though.
A. Valencia
Diogo Dalot
Manchester United
74' Secondly, Valencia makes his final appearance for Man Utd after a decade at the club. He comes on for Dalot at right-back.
A. Gomes
Andreas Pereira
Manchester United
74' Man Utd use their remaining substitutions. First, Pereira makes way for 18-year-old Gomes. Their kids are clearly their future.
D. Ward
K. Zohorè
Cardiff City
74' Cardiff make a change. Ward replaces Zohore up front.
73' Morrison concedes another corner. This time Greenwood flashes a header over. The Man Utd teenager's looked very promising today.
J. Lingard
Yellow Card
Manchester United
71' Lingard sees yellow for a cynical foul on Murphy.
71' Maybe they can! Etheridge dives high to his left to save Pogba's shot from the edge of the box. Nothing comes of the Man Utd corner.
70' Man Utd can't create much. They're averaging over 70% possession in the game, but Cardiff are holding firm at the moment.
68' Rashford is offside from Pogba's pass soon after the young striker has a shot blocked. 
66' Man Utd look short of ideas, but they came back against Burnley from a similar position earlier this year. Don't count them out just yet.
64' Reid latches onto a bread-and-butter long ball down the middle from Etheridge as Man Utd's defence parts like the Red Sea. Fortunately for them Reid flashes his shot wide.
63' Lingard jinks forward and looks for Martial but the pass is never reaching him. Zohore soon races Smalling to a ball and wins a throw. Cardiff are cruising.
Josh Murphy
Yellow Card
Cardiff City
61' Murphy is also booked for his part in the spat.
P. Pogba
Yellow Card
Manchester United
61' Man Utd's frustration is starting to boil over. Pogba wrestles Murphy to the ground after Murphy wastes time over a throw-in. He's booked.
59' Martial forces Etheridge to concede a corner as the keeper pushes the Frenchman's shot away from the centre of Cardiff's goal. Nothing comes of the corner.
J. Richards
A. Gunnarsson
Cardiff City
58' Gunnarsson - the only survivor of Cardiff's previous Premier League season in 2013-14 - leaves the field to applause from the Cardiff fans. That's his final appearance for them. Richards replaces him.
56' Man Utd win a corner off Mendez-Laing. Cardiff see it away. Solskjaer looks nervy down on the touchline.
Josh Murphy
Assist
Cardiff City
55' That was a lovely assist by Murphy, and Man Utd have it all to do now! It'll be a humiliation for them if it stays like this.
N. Mendez-Laing
Goal
Cardiff City
54' GOAL! 2-0 CARDIFF! Cardiff are on for their first league win at Old Trafford since 1954! Murphy wriggles free down the right and is wise enough to spot Mendez-Laing arriving at the far post, giving his team-mate a tap-in. Mendez-Laing has doubled his goal tally for the season.
54' Man Utd are on top again. This time Pereira and Rashford combine down the right, to no avail. Arsenal are drawing 0-0 with Burnley, so a United win would still land them fifth place.
52' Martial has added some zip to the United attack. The Frenchman tries to dart through the heart of Cardiff's defence but can't keep the ball in play.
51' Morrison clearly impedes Martial by wrapping his arms around him, but the Cardiff man luckily isn't penalised.
50' Rashford and Martial one-two their way up the pitch, almost presenting Rashford with a shooting chance. Ecuele Manga steps in just in time.
48' McTominay, who's dropped into defence for United, puts the ball out for a throw under pressure from Zohore. Smalling heads the throw-in away.
47' Dalot picks the ball up out wide, gingerly ventures inside and elects to sky a shot over the bar with his right foot. United won't score like that. 
46' Man Utd have 45 minutes to avoid defeat here. Can they summon one last late comeback this season?
A. Martial
P. Jones
Manchester United
45' Solskjaer decides a half-time sub is needed. Jones goes off for Martial.
This is only the fourth Premier League game this season in which Cardiff have had a half-time lead - prior to today, only the infamously poor Derby County 2007-08 and QPR 2012-13 sides ended a season with fewer. Can Cardiff end this difficult season on a high note?
This is a typically entertaining late spring affair. Man Utd have dominated possession but Cardiff have looked just as lively on the counter. The Bluebirds may have the lead thanks to a questionable Mendez-Laing penalty, yet Etheridge has had work to do. Either team could still win this.
45' + 1' HALF TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 CARDIFF CITY
45' Bacuna skids a right-footed shot wide from the free-kick. Reid also has a shot blocked. There will be one added minute in this first half.
Andreas Pereira
Yellow Card
Manchester United
44' Pereira sees yellow for a scything foul on Reid.
42' McTominay gets the free-kick as he's fouled by Morrison ahead of the corner. Man Utd try to set Rashford free with a direct ball forward, but he gets into a tangle with Bacuna who's on a yellow card! Luckily for Cardiff, the ref isn't moved.
40' There's more chances for Cardiff! Mendez-Laing has a shot blocked, then Reid nearly nods the ball past De Gea from Gunnarsson's chipped pass but just can't reach it. Soon after, Murphy cuts inside and unleashes a shot that De Gea can only tip over the bar! Cardiff corner.
38' Cardiff win a corner but it's cleared. Rashford bursts away on the counter, feeding Greenwood arriving to the right of the box. The teenager doesn't trust his right foot, instead hitting the side netting of the goal with his left. A great chance.
36' Pogba slips while trying another through ball for Greenwood but the teenager is offside anyway. Cardiff are coping easily enough.
34' Greenwood has looked impressive so far. Pogba has not. The crowd take exception to a poor ball for Rashford bursting through on goal. Etheridge comes out to grab it.
32' The pressure on Cardiff has relieved a bit for now. Murphy's shot from outside the box is high, wide and not very handsome.
30' That Cardiff goal, by the way, means that Man Utd will end the season with their lowest number of home clean sheets since 1962-63. Their defence needs rebooting from scratch next year.
L. Bacuna
Yellow Card
Cardiff City
28' Bacuna is booked for a bad foul on Lingard. Cardiff aren't hanging on yet but Man Utd have gone up a gear.
27' Lingard has another pop at goal from distance and Etheridge again dives low to keep it out. Man Utd have taken that penalty decision personally.
25' Man Utd go straight up the other end to hit the post! Greenwood's low shot takes a deflection and that forces Etheridge to push it onto the far post. A great stop by the Philippines international.
N. Mendez-Laing
Penalty Goal
Cardiff City
23' GOAL! 1-0 CARDIFF! Mendez-Laing steps up and smashes the penalty straight down the middle. It's a fortunate goal for Cardiff. 'You're getting sacked in the morning,' the Cardiff fans crow to Solskjaer.
21' PENALTY TO CARDIFF! Mendez-Laing gets half a yard on Dalot and totally miskicks his cross but the full-back soon wipes him out. The referee Jonathan Moss points to the spot! That's the type of decision VAR might overrule next season.
20' Pogba makes a good run down the left and looks for a team-mate but his options are scarce, causing him to pass the ball straight to Cardiff. From that...
18' Cardiff are being mostly confined to the counter-attack but are still looking threatening. Zohore gets a sniff of goal and coaxes a comfortable save from De Gea.
16' Rashford gets two chances - the first a routine shot from range, the second a fizzed effort from the left of the box which is just wide of the far post. No doubt he'll be a key man again for Man Utd next season.
14' Bacuna picks up the ball and lets loose a shot from range that's nowhere near the goal. This is already rollercoaster stuff.
12' Greenwood gets the first real chance of the game - a free header from Pereira's over-the-top ball which Etheridge tips wide! Cardiff deal with the corner without much fuss.
10' Lingard loses his balance during a slaloming run and concedes possession to Cardiff. Murphy goes up the other end and wins a throw-in that United head away.
9' Pereira has a tame shot right at Etheridge that the keeper claims comfortably. Man Utd look like they're just warming up.
8' Pogba pops up on the left of Cardiff's box and turns Morrison as the Cardiff captain gets too tight to his man. The Frenchman flashes a ball across the face of goal for Greenwood but Bennett puts it out for a United corner.
6' This game has started nicely end-to-end. Mendez-Laing cuts inside from the right and shoots but it's high and wide of the United goal.
4' Pereira receives the ball from Rashford and has a shot blocked by Mendez-Laing. United get the first corner of the game. Dalot takes it and Greenwood heads over. A lively start by the United youngster.
2' Cardiff get a chance soon after kick-off, as Dalot commits handball. From the free-kick Mendez-Laing nods the ball on to Zohore, whose left footed shot from outside the area skids wide.
1' This end-of-season clash gets underway!
The two sides enter the Old Trafford pitch - United in their iconic red and white, Cardiff in all-blue. It's all pleasantly traditional.
Manchester United have a history of finishing their Premier League seasons strongly - they've won 18 of their 26 closing day Premier League games, more than any other side. Yet while Cardiff have never kept a clean sheet away at Old Trafford, United have kept just two clean sheets at home this season. All this suggests this game will have plenty of goals, just as a fairly meaningless end-of-season encounter should.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to prepare for next season with his starting XI, naming a youthful 4-3-3 with 17-year-old Mason Greenwood given the nod to make his first ever senior start for the club. Valencia starts on the bench for what will no doubt be an emotional final appearance. Cardiff's Neil Warnock makes only two changes from their 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace as Bacuna and Zohore start in midfield and attack respectively.
SUBS: Greg Cunningham, Jazz Richards, Kadeem Harris, Danny Ward, Rhys Healey, Brian Murphy, Junior Hoilett.
CARDIFF CITY (4-4-1-1): Neil Etheridge; Lee Peltier, Sean Morrison (c), Bruno Ecuele Manga, Joe Bennett; Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Aron Gunnarsson, Leandro Bacuna, Josh Murphy; Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Kenneth Zohore.
SUBS: Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, James Garner, Fred, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Angel Gomes.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-3-3): David de Gea; Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Diogo Dalot; Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard.
Deciding whether United will finish the season in fifth or sixth will fall to an already relegated Cardiff, who will finish 18th no matter what happens here. Chasing the prize of the Europa League group stage rather than its second qualifying round will frustrate a club like United, but it will have to do for now.
This season can't end quickly enough for Manchester United. While their bitter rivals Manchester City may pull off a domestic treble and their even more bitter rivals Liverpool have a Champions League final to look forward to, the Reds have little to play for except pipping a Baku-bound Arsenal - away at Burnley today - to fifth place.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Premier League final day match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford.
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