4-2-3-1: Man Utd Strongest Predicted Xl v Swansea: Jose’s Defensive Issues, Superstar Rerurns
Manchester United will travel to Swansea following its loss in the Europa League in mid-week as the pressure mounts on Jose Mourinho to give positive results.
Both teams come into this game on the back of a defeat with Swansea losing to Stoke City in the Premier League and United losing to Fenerbahce in the EL.
A double from Wilfred Bony secured a 3-1 win over Swansea for Stoke, while a Moussa Sow spectacular strike and Jermain Lens strike secured a 2-1 deserved win over Man Utd, who got one back through Wayne Rooney’s long strike.
— Romain Collet-Gaudin (@RomainCG75) November 3, 2016
Jose Mourinho had a caustic review of his players after the game. Mourinho is not afraid to criticize his players in public and he did again after the loss against Turkish side.
“A team that concedes after two minutes is a team that is not ready, not mentally prepared, not focused, not concentrated,” said Mourinho, as per CNN.
“Our problems started in our global attitude. They were playing the Champions League final, we were playing a summer friendly. That is the reality of how the game started. They deserved to win, football is not just about quality, it is also about effort, commitment, playing the limits and giving everything. You have to play for 90 minutes in the maximum of your desire and concentration.”
Date, Kick-Off Time, And Venue
The game will take place on November 6, 2016, at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. The kick-off times for various time zones are provided below.
- U.K. time: 3:00 p.m
- U.S.A time: 10:00 a.m.
- Pacific time: 7:00 a.m.
- Kenyan time: 5:00 p.m.
- UAE time: 6:00 p.m.
- Indian time: 8:30 p.m.
- Malaysia time: 10:00 p.m.
Swansea: Team News
Kyle Naughton will miss the game after being injured in the Stoke game. Angel Rangel is set to fill the void left by him.
Manchester United: Team News
Eric Bailey and Antonio Valencia will not feature once again for United. Ander Hererra is suspended for this game.
Paul Pogba faces a late fitness test to be fit in time for the game. Ibrahimovic was dropped in favor of Wayne Rooney in the Fenerbance game, but he will return to the starting line up against the Swans.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has sensationally returned to Manchester United’s first team training after being left out for a few months, although the German may not take part in match-days so soon.
Manchester United Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1):
De Gea; Darmian, Blind, Rojo, Shaw; Carrick, Fellaini; Mata, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic
Swansea Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1):
Fabianski; Rangel, Hoorn, Amat, Taylor; Fer, Ki; Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge; Llorente
TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.S., the game will be live on NBC Sports Live, Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, and CNBC. In the U.K., the match will not be live on TV.
Swansea vs. Manchester United: Head-to-Head (H2H)
Total games played in Premier League: 26
Swansea win: 9
Manchester United win: 12
The last time Swansea and United met was in January, 2016, in which the Red Devils came out on top with a 2-1 score. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for the Swans, but the goals from Anthony Martial and Wanye Rooney ensured a Manchester United victory.