Swansea v Manchester United – 101 Great Goals prediction: Swansea 0-2 Man United
Manchester United will be full of confidence following their 4-0 win on the opening weekend.
Summer signings Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku have seamlessly settled into the side. While Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba already look like they will provide more of an attacking threat than they did last season.
United’s attack is likely to prove too much for a Swans defence which kept a clean sheet at Saint Mary’s last time out.
Swansea have never kept a clean sheet in the Premier League against Man United in 12 previous attempts.
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Swansea v Man United: Premier League preview
Week two of the Premier League season gets underway in Wales on Saturday as Manchester United visit the Liberty.
Swansea picked up a decent point on the road in their opening match. Paul Clement’s side kept a clean sheet at Southampton, but failed to find the back of the net themselves.
With Gylfi Sigurdsson’s move to Everton now complete, and Fernando Llorente still doubtful, Swansea’s attack looks mediocre at best.
There was a debut for Tammy Abraham up front at Southampton. The Chelsea loanee’s provided one of the better Swansea displays on the day.
Clement will be hoping his side has enough to get one over on his former boss Jose Mourinho. The pair worked together during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea.
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Jose Mourinho’s head into the match top of the table following their 4-0 win over West Ham last weekend. New boy Romelu Lukaku bagged a brace, while Anthony Martial and Pogba added the final two goals.
There were also standout performances from Nemanja Matic, Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who provided two assists.
United won this fixture 3-1 last season, although the now departed (soon to be re-signed) Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two of the Red Devils’ goals that day.
Swansea team news v Man United
Spanish signing Roque Mesa was left on the bench at Southampton. The central midfielder is in contention to make his Premier League debut.
Swansea will be without midfielders Nathan Dyer and Sung-Yeung Ki. The South Korean underwent knee surgery in the summer and is ruled out until “the middle of September.”
Llorente is likely to remain sidelined with a hand injury, meaning Abraham would lead Swansea’s attack once again. Clement hopes to have the Spanish striker “available soon.”
Tom Carroll and Leroy Fer are set to continue with their attempts to fill the massive void left by Sigurdsson.
Man United team news v Swansea
Mourinho is unlikely to tinker too much with his winning eleven, although Ander Herrera could start in midfield.
Summer signing Victor Lindelof was left out of Mourinho’s 18-man squad last week. The 23-year-old is in contention to at least make the substitutes bench this time around.
Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are long-term absentees, although the latter is targeting a return next month.