Confirmed Lineups: Swansea vs Man Utd

By on August 19, 2017 - 121 views

Manchester United will be looking to continue where they left off with their 4-0 thrashing of West Ham United which ended the opening round of Premier League games last weekend.

The Red Devils travel to Swansea City today who were held 0-0 at Southampton in their first game of the 2017-18 season without mustering a single shot on target.

Since then, the Swans have sold Gylfi Sigurdsson who led the team with 13 assists last season – 10 more than any teammate.  They’re still without last season’s top scorer Fernando Llorente through injury too, so will be relying on youngster Tammy Abraham for fire power today.

The two teams are confirmed as:

Swansea City

Łukasz Fabiański; Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernández, Kyle Bartley, Alfie Mawson, Martin Olsson; Roque Mesa, Tom Carroll, Leroy Fer; Jordan Ayew, Tammy Abraham

Substitutes: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Àngel Rangel, Mike van der Hoorn, Jay Fulton, Luciano Narsingh, Wayne Routledge, Oliver McBurnie

Paul Clement has switched to a 5-3-2 formation that will turn into a 3-5-2 when his Swansea City side are in possession.  Kyle Naughton and Martin Olsson play the wingback roles whilst Kyle Bartley joins Federico Fernández and Alfie Mawson from last weekend’s central defence.

Holding midfielder Roque Mesa makes his debut following his £11 million move from Las Palmas over the summer.  He is joined by Tom Carroll and Leroy Fer in midfield with both Ki Sung-yeung and Leon Britton sidelined.

Manchester United

David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind; Nemanja Matić, Paul Pogba; Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Rashford; Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Victor Lindelöf, Chris Smalling, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial

Manchester United are unchanged from the side that thrashed West Ham 4-0 last Sunday.  Big summer signing Victor Lindelöf is named among the substitutes today.

With Swansea playing five at the back the movement of Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan should be key in attack whilst Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata will be hoping to get the better of the two wingbacks to draw the three central defenders out of position.

Defensively Manchester United should be comfortable.

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