Manchester United defeated Swansea City 2-0 thanks to goals from forward Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. United set the tone perfectly ahead of this weekend’s Manchester Derby after squaring up to Swansea at Old Trafford .
Manchester United would be delighted with the win as they dominated proceedings for most of the contest.
This is no surprise as the attacking talent of Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard was made evident coupled with a dominant midfield display for Paul Pogba alongside Juan Mata.
With the Red Devils victory, we evaluate the three talking points as Jose’s side edge Paul Lambert Swansea side.
Alexis Sanchez Flourish
Manchester United would be delighted with the 2-0 victory over Swansea for many reasons. One of which (this) is Sanchez (Alexis) technical brilliance on the occasion.
The Chilean star moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal but adaptation and United team scheme (style of play) might have limited his performance on the pitch as expectation regarding his move was huge.
Sanchez took his goal pretty well to banish some sort of concern as United sealed 2-0 win over visiting Swansea side.
He set-up the opening goal for United which was scored by Romelu Lukaku as his quality and technical (contribution) ability was made evident on the occasion.
Depth (Squad) For Manchester United
Manchester United might not have had the best of seasons this term but there is no doubt about the depth of talent within the United mix.
Almost every position has two players capable of filling it as Anthony Martial did not feature on the occasion.
With United (2-0) goals up the two of Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford was summoned from the bench by manager Jose Mourinho with the impressive youngster (Scott) Mc Tominay only featuring in added time.
That goes a long way to show the strength of the United squad as talent like Eric Baily, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw were not on shows for United.
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Impressive Tammy Abraham
The Swansea city side might have lost the match 2-0 but there is one player that relatively exonerated himself from the Swansea shirt.
With United leading the match 2-0 Paul Lambert brought on the youngster in the game as Swansea had plans of their own.
On his entrance, Tammy turned his marker and short on target only to be denied by the impressive De Gea with a decent save for a corner.
The youngster was a constant threat in the match as he mesmerized the United defender in the danger area. That’s how good the player on loan from Chelsea was as he kept De Gea on his toes for most of the second half.