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Why Manchester United Must Be Wary Ahead Of Swansea City Visit.

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Swansea City visits Manchester United this weekend on the Easter Eve as they aim for the (three) maximum points at stake. They will be hoping to clip the wings of Mourinho’s side when both teams file out on the pitch at the theatre of Dreams.[spacer height=”30px”]

It promises to be eye-catching as both teams contest against each other on the field of play. The visitors are not bereft of the United side as they aim to continue their winning trend at Old Trafford.[spacer height=”30px”]

This will be a key factor for the Welsh side going into this game as we evaluate the reasons why United must be wary ahead of Swansea City visit in this weekend Premier League clash.[spacer height=”30px”]

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Record against Manchester United[spacer height=”30px”]

Manchester United has really struggled against Swansea City as was the case during the time of former United handlers David Moyes and Dutch tactician Louis Van Goal.[spacer height=”30px”]

In one of those (previous meetings) fixtures, Swansea came from a goal down (0-1) to beat United 2-1 under the Dutch Manager as Andre Ayew and Jefferson Montero engineered United’s downfall on the occasion.[spacer height=”30px”]

This happened during the time of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin as United lacked the pace to track back and defend Swansea attacking missiles into their danger area.[spacer height=”30px”]

Lack of pace might have caused United on the occasion as Juan Mata lacked options in transition in order to spread play in the Swansea area.[spacer height=”30px”]

It all continued against Jose Mourinho and his side as the Red Devils lost 1-2 at Old Trafford last season thanks to (departed) Glyfi Sigurdsson’s strike for Swansea City that ended United top four aspirations.[spacer height=”30px”]

Measure of Complacency

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United’s attacking setup has the quality to deal with the Swansea side but any form of negligence could cost them from getting the required result in this fixtures.[spacer height=”30px”]

On the other hand, Mourinho seems to be pragmatic in some games thus holding sway for a draw as they (United) are no longer in contention for the League title despite the fact that rivals and neighbours Manchester City have not mathematically won the Premier League as they face a stern test at Goodison Park.[spacer height=”30px”]

United’s complacency has seen them be eliminated in the Carabao Cup coupled with the surprise 1-2 shock defeat in the hands of Spanish side Sevilla during the UEFA Champions League.[spacer height=”30px”]

All said and done United must fight for every ball if they are to emerge the victors on the 90 minutes contest as Swansea visits with their fury.[spacer height=”30px”]

Relegation Threat for Swansea       [spacer height=”30px”]       

The lure of escaping relegation would be an added zeal and motivation for Manchester United to take the visiting  side more seriously at home (Old Trafford) this weekend.[spacer height=”30px”]

Swansea is in real trouble as the relegation battle huts up between them with the likes of Crystal Palace and Stoke City at the bottom of the table.[spacer height=”30px”]

This will give Swansea more leverage to approach the match with a level of keen interest.[spacer height=”30px”]

With United’s poor form at home, the Swans will be encouraged to get a result as they are in dire need of the 3 points in this match to escape from relegation (drop zone) at the end of the season.[spacer height=”30px”]

 


Obiweluozo Martins
A professional sportswriter who combs around the world for football matches. I follow the major leagues in Europe and of course the Champions League. I'm also a lover of International football as well as watching the beautiful game from all around the world with an eye on the youth game.

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