Swansea City vs Manchester United: All you need to know about this game
Red devils are in desperation to improve their away form this season when they play Swansea at the Liberty stadium for the second round of Carabao cup
Mourinho’s Manchester United suffered misery in their trip to Huddersfield losing 2-1 to them in an unfamiliar fashion after a stunning start to the new campaign. That was also their first defeat in opening nine games with vertebra of the whole team shaken. Some disappointment at the back and key misses due to injuries caused United to collapse since their loss to Real Madrid in the super cup prior to the start of this season. Manchester United next wish to settle their nerves in the midweek cup outing against the welsh club administered by Paul Clement.
United won against a resolute championship side Burton Albion in the first round of their title defense season of the carabao cup and will eye for the quarter final of the competition by winning at the liberty.
Clement’s boys are arriving at this fixture back of a third home defeat to manager less Leicester, patronizing the cup ties as equally crucial as the league. Clement advice his boys to throw their best on the pitch against one of the giants of the English game who had earlier beaten them in the league heavily. The stage cannot bigger for Tammy Abraham to reveal his attacking talent and plunge more crisis over José Mourinho.
Manchester United used to carry sourness of results in this fixture but it had turned sweeter once José appointed as the supervisor of the club. After three consecutive losses between August 2014 and 2015, United battled all three points in three of their last four visit to the Liberty stadium (D1). This is however their second meeting in cup competitions.
Swans are looking to climb up to the quarter final stage of the competition the likes of which they did in 2012/13 campaign, lost to eventual champions Bradford. They had also exited the competition in the last two season getting defeated against premier league opposition (first by Liverpool and then by Man city).
Both teams are subjected to reshuffle their starting eleven.
For the home side, Roque Mesa will get his first start in white shirt after joining from Las Palmas this summer. Swansea are hit by injury list which include some fascinating name of Renato Sanches (thigh) and Wilfred Bony (hamstring). Lukaz Fabianski too will be rested.
Victor Lindelof will be hoping his poor display in last weekend wont cost his place while the likes of Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzabe, Scott Mctominay and Matteo Darmian are in contention to start the game.
Swansea: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Mawson, Fernandez, Olsson, Britton, Mesa, Carroll, Routledge, Ayew, Abraham
Manchester United: Romero, Darmian, Tuanzabe, Smalling, Shaw, Mctominay, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rashford