Man United win 3-1 at Swansea
Jose Mourinho fielded a much-changed side for today’s Premier League trip to Swansea… and it paid off big time with Manchester United leading 3-0 at half time.
Having failed to win each of their last four Premier League fixtures, today’s comfortable win in Wales took Manchester United up to sixth in the table.
On the back of much media criticism, Paul Pogba scored a screamer to break the deadlock before Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged an excellent brace.
Carrick the difference
Manchester United fans appear to believe the inclusion of Michael Carrick was the reason why Manchester United’s performance was greatly improved.
The 35-year-old England international today started his first Premier League game of the season and ran the show from his defensive midfield role.
Check out some tweets on Michael Carrick from Manchester United fans (and Peter Schmeichel) below. Surely he can’t be dropped after today’s showing?
Carrick is running the show, Mourinho must play him whenever he's fit. Gives players like Zlatan, Pogba & Rooney more space & better options
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) November 6, 2016
Carrick is a beautiful football player to watch. So calm on and off the ball.
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) November 6, 2016
Michael Carrick: six appearances this season, six victories. Is there a pattern emerging for Manchester United?
— Jim White (@jimw1) November 6, 2016
One reason for this United performance today- Carrick #MUFC
— Everything Man Utd (@everything_utd) November 6, 2016
No surprise that when Carrick plays Pogba looks so much better.
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) November 6, 2016
No Carrick No Party. Immense today#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) November 6, 2016
Michael Carrick with an effortless performance. Still got it. Play him as often as we can, we're still better with him in the side.
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) November 6, 2016
In that first half, Carrick has had more touches and made more passes than anyone else on the pitch. Running the game.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) November 6, 2016
Michael Carrick completed 97% of his passes in the first half vs. Swansea.
Dictating the tempo. pic.twitter.com/7oPX5LxyzM
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 6, 2016
Dear Jose Mourinho,
Michael Carrick SHOULD and MUST start every games from now on. Bear in mind!!
Man United fans.
— Roro O'Monstro.™ (@Roromeo_MUFC10) November 6, 2016