Saturday 29 August 2015

Match preview: Swansea v United

Sorry I'm later than usual in posting this, but it's been a hectic time for various reasons and I've not got round to it until now. 


Louis van Gaal has revealed that Adnan Januzaj will miss United's trip to the Liberty Stadium as we take on a Swansea side who took six points off the Reds last season.

Marouane Fellaini has now served his three match suspension in the Barclays Premier League so the towering midfielder is available, and Marcos Rojo played an hour in a Carrington friendly on Thursday and so could also feature.

Phil Jones is still recovering from thrombosis and is ruled out, but there are no other injury concerns for United.
Januzaj's injury could mean a first league start of the season for Ander Herrera following an impressive showing against Brugge in midweek. 

"We won 2-1 and it was a good match, a lot of players could play for 90 minutes and that is also good for the building up of the players who are not playing in the first selection, so it was very important."

In what will be LVG's 50th match in charge of United, the boss has urged his side to show the improvement that's been made in the year since a 2-1 home reverse ended in defeat to Sunday's opponents Swansea.

The Swans followed that up with a victory by the same scoreline in south Wales in February to complete a shock double over the Reds, and van Gaal added: 

"I don't want to lose again, it's the only club we could not beat or gain one point against last year so it's a difficult team against us and before my period it was also difficult for Manchester United so I hope we can improve and we can show that we are better than last year."

Swansea are a dangerous force to be reckoned with under Garry Monk, particularly away from home, and with creative talents including Jefferson Montero, Andre Ayew, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafetimbi Gomis, the Swans are a good side of whom we should be wary. 

Form guide: D W D W United W W W D W
Match odds: Swansea 9/10 Draw 5/2 United 14/5
Referee: Martin Atkinson 

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