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Swansea City 0:4 Manchester United

Swansea 0:4 Man Utd

Liberty Stadium

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Sat, 19 August 2017
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  1. Aug 12, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    Date - Saturday, August 19 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1230 Hrs BST
    Venue - Liberty Stadium, Swansea


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    League standings and form guide

    1. Manchester United : W

    12. Swansea City : D


    Last 5 meetings

    Manchester United 1 : 1 Swansea City

    Swansea City 1 : 3 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2 : 1 Swansea City

    Swansea City 2 : 1 Manchester United

    Swansea City 2 : 1 Manchester United


    All-Time League Record

    Manchester United wins - 13
    Swansea City wins - 9
    Draws - 6


    Pre Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Paul Clement




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo ruled out.


    Swansea

    Ki Sung-yeung, Nathan Dier and Fernando Llorente ruled out.


    Know the opposition

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    Swansea City Association Football Club (also known as The Swans, or The Jacks: the reason behind the latter is unclear, but there are two possible origins: one is the reputation of local seamen "Jack Tars" in the early 19th Century, while the other is the black retriever dog called Swansea Jack who rescued no fewer than 27 people from drowning in the River Tawe and Swansea Docks during the 1930s) are a Welsh professional football club based in Swansea, Wales.

    Swansea were founded in 1912 as Swansea Town - the area around Swansea traditionally had been a rugby area, and despite previous attempts by a football club named Swansea Villa, there were no notable football clubs until the establishment of Swansea Town AFC in the summer of 1912. Following the lead of many other South Wales sides, the club joined the second division of the Southern League for the following season. A site owned by Swansea Gaslight Co., called Vetch Field due to the vegetables that grew there, was rented to be the club's ground. The club's first professional match was a 1–1 draw at the Vetch Field against Cardiff City on 7 September 1912.

    In 2011 Swansea City became the first Welsh football club to gain promotion to the Premier League, and have since built a firm reputation as one of the most attack minded clubs in the league professing an attractive brand of football, starting with former Everton manager and current Belgian national team head coach, Roberto Martínez in League One, and subsequently the likes of Brendan Rodgers and Brian Laudrup. Swansea City's main rivals are Cardiff City, with the rivalry described as among the most hostile in British football - with matches between the two clubs known as the South Wales derbies. Swansea play their home games at the Liberty Stadium.


    Referee

    Jon Moss.


    Familiar Faces

    N/A.​
  2. Aug 13, 2017
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    Sigma Full Member

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    Swansea City, Leicester City, Stoke City, Everton, Southampton, Crystal Palace

    Good opportunity to build up some momentum at the start of the season. Hopefully we take advantage of those fixtures.
  3. Aug 13, 2017
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    Swansea City 0 - 8 Man United
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Same team except Martial in for Rashford please.
  5. Aug 13, 2017
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    Cascarino Full Member

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    Swansea 3 Manchester United 0
  6. Aug 13, 2017
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    No way Jose will be dropping Rashford after today.
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    Rory 7 Full Member

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    :lol: I was going to do that!
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    Rory 7 Full Member

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    Yeah I'd like that too. Rashford was great in second half though.
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    AlecHDR Angry, incoherent heterosexual slob

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    Can Rashford do a job on the right wing?

    Martial - Mkhi - Rashford behind Lukaku could be great.
  10. Aug 13, 2017
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    Peanut Butter Banned

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    Swansea are terrible BUT a bit of a bogey side for us.
  11. Aug 13, 2017
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Lukaku

    Martial - Pogba - Mata

    Herrera - Matic

    Blind - Jones - Bailly - Valencia

    De Gea​
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Given our away form this season I've no idea how this will go.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Hopefully Sigurdsson would have gone to Everton by next week so our game plan is a bit easier.
  14. Aug 13, 2017
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    This, but I'm not sure Rashford deserves to be dropped.
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    themoyesboy Banned

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    Win or lose the result will tell us a lot. This is football.

    I can't wait 6 days for this it's too long.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Just rotation. He is our backup striker at this point. So its better to keep fresh at least till Zlatan comes back.:devil: Plus its a case of rewarding Martial since he scored a goal and assisted another if not his confidence will be shot.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    I'll go with the same team as today without changes. We can easily get 3 goals past them.
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    Twigg Not Twigginator

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    Yeah, I thought he was fantastic tonight.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Swansea have been something of a bogey team for us, but I'm quietly confident.

    I'd imagine it'll be the exact same starting 11. Martial to replace Rashford around the 60min mark; Herrera to get some minutes in place of Matic; Fellaini in for Mata for 15mins or so.

    Swansea City 0 - 3 Man United
    Lukaku, Mata, and something weird like an own goal.
  20. Aug 13, 2017
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    nokillingmoths Full Member

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    What do people think about herrera? We bossed it without him today, has matic replaced him in the starting lineup?
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    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    DDG

    Valencia Bailly Jones Blind

    Herrera Matic Pogba

    Mkhitariyan Lukaku Rashford

    Mata goes away for some extra protection in midfield in an away game.
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    peridigm Full Member

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    I don't think so. He may get the start next weekend. Herrera is a bit more defensive so we may see Mata dropped and Mhkitaryan moved wide. Or, Jose may opt to start with same lineup and change tactics later depending on how we're doing.

    Carrick is the one who should worry about minutes with Matic. Carrick will get the odd game here and there and will probably mainly play in the cups.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Not really. He will/should play in a 3 man midfield against big teams behind Pogba.
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    Only change I would make is drop Mata, move Mkhi into the middle and start Martial. He looks like a different animal right now. Intense and focused in his play.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Mkhi was in the middle today. Mata was on the right.
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    Straight swap then. Mata for Martial.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Would much rather see him on the left. Rashford is more capable of swapping wings.
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    De Gea
    Valencia--Bailly--Jones--Blind
    Matic--Pogba
    Rashford--Mkhitaryan--Martial
    Lukaku

    But I think we will be unchanged.​
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    RedCurry Full Member

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    The only change I foresee is Fellaini coming in for Mata.
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    I worry that Rashford will lose his offensive potential on the right, as he loses his ability to cut in and shoot on his stronger foot. Of course he is brilliant at taking defenders on and whips in devastating crosses so that's a beneficial reason to play him there. So if he starts there then I'd think that he should be given freedom to drift in and out from a supply role to supporting Lukaku as a second striker. Valencia being the machine that he is will offer sufficient play from the right flank.
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    I'd be tempted to start Fellaini in this one. Clement had Swansea set up really well last season, I think Fellaini could unsettle them. I'd start pace on either flank as well, Martial and Rashford both to start.

    Dea Gea
    Valencia
    Blind
    Bailly
    Jones
    Matic
    Pogba
    Fellaini
    Rashford
    Martial
    Lukaku
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Hope we can take a 2-0 lead soon so Perreira can get a chance at least for the last 20 minutes.
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    Reckon one change - with us being away I think he will bring in Herrera for Mkhitaryan or Mata.
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    Matic-Pogba-Fellaini... the biggest midfield trio in history of football?
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    Jacob Full Member

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    Micky had a brilliant game and shouldn't be dropped. Best eye for an assist in the team.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    We aren't playing WHU next week. Swansea are at home are a bogey side for us and will actually turn up. I could see us having a three man midfield.
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    Jacob Full Member

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    He can play from the right as well. Swansea should be flattered if we change formation for them.
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    -------------------DDG-------------

    Valencia---Bailly-----Jones---Blind

    ------------Matic --- Pogba---------

    ------------- Mhkitaryan------------

    Rashford----Lukaku ----Martial----

    Maybe swap Mhki for Pogba, and put Herrera in Pogba's place. But based off today's performance, this is the formation i'd like to see.
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    I woul start 4-2-3 -1 again.

    --------DDG-------
    Valencia-Bailly-Jones-Darmian
    ------Matic----Pogba
    Rashford--Miki---Martial
    -------Lukaku------

    Get ahead by 2 goals and bring Fellaini and Herrera in.
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    Early Predicted Lineup:

    ______________________________________________________________________
    1. de Gea

    25. Valencia 3. Bailly 4. Jones 36. Darmian

    6. Pogba 31. Matic

    8. Mata 22. Mkhitaryan 19. Rashford

    9. Lukaku
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    Bench:
    20. Romero, 12. Smalling, 17. Blind, 21. Herrera, 27. Fellaini, 14. Lingard, 11. Martial

    Predicted Score:
    Swansea 0-3 Man Utd (Lukaku, Mata, Martial)
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