Aron Gunnarsson

Premier League: Three Things we Learned From Manchester United's 2-0 Loss to Cardiff City

Manchester United played hosts to Cardiff City at the Old Trafford Stadium and succumbed to a 2-0 defeat on the final day of the season. The home team could not break down the defences of a Cardiff team that were relegated last week and were consigned to their 10th defeat of the league season.

Here are three things we learned from Manchester United's 2-0 defeat to Cardiff City.

3. Nightmare season

Barring a few weeks after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment as the caretaker manager, this season has been a nightmare for Manchester United. The defeat to Cardiff City underlined that again, with the loss to the relegated team their first at home since 1954. 

This also means they have only managed one win in their last seven games, a run that is unacceptable at Manchester. 

2. Proud Cardiff

Cardiff may have been relegated but it was not a lack of fight in the team that has downed them. The visitors once again showed that they were more than capable of slugging it out with the best in the league, something that cannot be said about the other two sides that were relegated. 

Cardiff can be proud of their performance on the last day of the season, and they will look to get back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. 

1. Youngsters the way

Although Manchester United will be looking at a summer of upheaval, the youngsters that were given the chance have shown that they can cut it out with the big boys. Mason Greenwood was the only spark in a drab United performance, while Angel Gomes came off the bench and almost pulled one back for the home team. 

Whether the academy players will be trusted next season remains to be seen.