Manchester United will be hoping they can get back to winning ways against Swansea on Tuesday. The two sides will fight it out to try and reach the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup.
United haven’t looked themselves in the last three games. Goals were flowing at the start of the season but they seem to have dried up, and with only eight shots on target in their last three matches, United have lost their attacking flair. Last time out in this competition, the Red Devil’s came out comfortable 4-1 winners against Championship side Burton Albion.
Swansea are currently sitting in 15th place in the league with only two wins out of their first nine games. The Swans haven’t kept a clean sheet in fourteen games in all competition, so shutting out Romelu Lukaku and co would be a huge achievement. Swansea beat Jaap Stam’s Reading 2-0 in the last round of this competition.
Phil Jones limped off injured on Saturday, joining a long list of players unavailable for this tie. Marouane Fellaini, Eric Bailly, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Marcos Rojo are all out of this cup match.
Swansea, on the other hand, only have two players who will miss the game. Wilfried Bony and Kyle Bartley are both out of contention.
In the last clash between these two teams, United came out on top in a 4-0 hammering at the Liberty Stadium. Manchester United have won three out of their last five games against this opposition, only losing once. However, Swansea did complete the double over us in the 2014/15 season.
Paul Clement is yet to beat Jose Mourinho as a manager, drawing once and losing once.
I believe United will qualify for the next round, but it won’t be easy. I expect starts for academy graduates Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe as Mourinho rests players for the important game against Tottenham at the weekend. We should bounce back from the awful display against Huddersfield and, if we don’t, something’s seriously wrong.
Swansea City 1-2 Manchester United
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