The Red devils will have to travel 144 miles to Wales for their second Premier League game of the season. Which will be played at the Liberty Stadium. Manchester United kicked off their Premier League campaign of 2017/2018 in style as they hammered The Hammers 4-0 to win their first league game of the season.
Manager José Mourhino will be delighted at the performance of his squad as they showed grit and played some beautiful football which normally isn’t expected from a José Mourhino side but nevertheless they played very well and showed that this season they mean business.
Coming back to the host, The Swans they had a rather dull start to their Premier League campaign and managed to hold Southampton for 90 minutes though the saints were dominant throughout the game but couldn’t get a breakthrough. Despite taking 28 shots only two of those were on target.
Head To Head Record.
In their previous 13 meetings, Manchester United hold the upper hand as the Red Devils have beaten their opponents 7 times. Although the Swans have also manged to upset United 4 times and have also held them out for a draw twice, it seems that there is only one clear winner in this one.
But nevertheless United aren’t the same as before and they have enough quality to see of the Swans and can rely on their squad depth to finish off game’s like this. But still Swansea aren’t the one’s to underestimate and given there day they can upset any of the top 5.
United will miss Ashley Young as he is sidelined till 2 months due to a hamstring injury. Luke Shaw will also miss out for the game as he has picked up a joint injury and is expected to return by next month. Marcos Rojo will miss half of the season due to a ACL knee injury and will make a comeback only in January. Apart from these three there are no fresh new injury concerns for José Mourhino side and the Portuguese has plenty of options to pick with.
The Swans too have only 3 injury concerns, As Fernando Llorente is doubtfull for the game against United as he is recovering from a broken arm. K Sung Yeung has been sidelined for a month due to a knee injury. N Dyer too will sit out for the game due to a Achilles injury and is expected to make comeback in October. Paul Clement too has most of his first team squad ready and fit and will look to field his strong eleven against a tough United side.
My Predicted Eleven-
Swansea City FC (4-4-2).
Goalkeeper: Lucasz Fabianski.
Defender’s: Kyle Naughton, Fedricio Fernandez, Alfie Mawson, Martin Olsson.
Midfielder’s: Wayne Routledge, Leroy Fer, Leon Britton, Thomas Carrold.
Attacker’s: Tammy Abraham, Jordan Ayew.
Confirmed lineup for Manchester United FC (4-2-3-1)-
Goalkeeper: David De Gea.
Defender’s: Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailey, Phil Jones, Daley Blind.
Central Defensive Midfielder’s: Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba.
Attacking Midfielder’s: Juan Mata, Henrick Mkhitarayan, Marcus Rashford.
Forward: Romelu Lukaku.
My Score Prediction: Swansea 0 – 3 Manchester United.