United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got on the better side of Red Devils, achieving the biggest win, in all past three managers that have led United in their opening games.
United did not spare Cardiff any breathing space and completely routed the newcomers 5-1 last weekend, climbing to sixth place on the Premier League table.
Former boss Jose Mourinho’s midfield guardian Nemanja Matic was not named in the starting line-up however. It is unclear what will become of Matic since Solskjaer has decided to pick record-signing Paul Pogba instead.
Solskjaer did not sweep away all of Mourinho’s rituals at the club, like training on Christmas day.
It should have caused an uproar during Mourinho’s regime since players were already distraught over the manager’s style.
However, Matic is not bothered about it and admits it’s the norm in England and the Premier League.
“As players we are used to it. It’s nice to see each other and then afterwards we will see our family. It’s no problem. It’s part of being a footballer in this country,” he told manutd.com.
Players had already invited their families over, including boss Solskjaer.
United welcome Huddersfield on Wednesday, Boxing Day.