swansea vs manchester united


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Date - Saturday, August 19 2017​
Kickoff Time - 1430 Hrs EAT
Venue - Liberty Stadium, Swansea


League standings and form guide

1. Manchester United : W

12. Swansea City : D

Last 5 meetings

Manchester United 1 : 1 Swansea City

Swansea City 1 : 3 Manchester United

Manchester United 2 : 1 Swansea City

Swansea City 2 : 1 Manchester United

Swansea City 2 : 1 Manchester United

All-Time League Record

Manchester United wins - 13
Swansea City wins - 9
Draws - 6

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Team News

Manchester United

Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo ruled out.


Ki Sung-yeung, Nathan Dier and Fernando Llorente ruled out.

lawros prediction
Swansea got themselves a good point at Southampton on the opening weekend, and it felt like that was what they went to St Mary's Stadium for.

I thought Manchester United played well in their 4-0 win over West Ham but the Hammers were poor - after United scored their first goal, it was a little bit too easy for them.

There are much harder tests to come for Jose Mourinho's side, but I think they will get another win in Wales without too many problems.
The big question for Swansea now is how they cope without Gylfi Sigurdsson, who moved to Everton this week.

I suspect they will use the £45m they got for him to strengthen their attack with at least two signings, but they won't have them in place in time for this weekend.

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

paul mersons prediction
Swansea got a result at Southampton but they weren't great. Manchester United didn't really do anything for the first 30 minutes against West Ham, but then they scored the first goal and West Ham collapsed.

Having the Gylfi Sigurdsson deal sorted should help Swansea, but now they have to replace him. I know he hasn't been playing but it has dragged on. I think Manchester United will have too much for them and will make it two wins from two.


With Matic and Lukaku significantly changing the attacking dynamics of our game, regardless of the formation we play, I believe Jose would set up more offensively than last season.

Formation is just one part of the system, ie it can be set up offensively/defensively for a 4-3-3.

Regardless of us playing 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3, we should go all out and attack. Specifically, in a 4-3-3, Pogba-Herrera should have more freedom to join the attack.

So I think the key things to watch, not just in this game, but also in the upcoming matches......

1. Matic & Lukaku changing the dynamics of our attack
2. With the new dynamics, Jose could set up more offensively than last season
3. The 2 factors above to positively affect the performance and confidence of our players, especially our main attackers of Martial/Rashford/Mkhi/Mata and Pogba. Last season, I think the underperformance of our attackers was not only on the individual level, but also partly because Jose set up defensively, hence negatively affecting their performance and confidence, making our attack very predictable, congested in the middle without much width, etc......
4. A more consistent starting XI than last season. This would help build up our team chemistry, which is a very important factor that often "ignored" by most people here
5. Build up momentum, for both performance and confidence level, especially in the upcoming easy fixtures until October

(Some of the main factors that Barca and Real have had huge success of late include consistent starting XI, momentum/team chemistry, etc....ie their core players have been playing together for the past few years. It's not just about Messi/Neymar/Ronaldo/bale.)