Manchester United should have no reason to lose this home game vs Carlos Carvalhal’s in-form Swansea City team as all recent statistics are in their favor but the Welsh side have been rejuvenated since Carvalhal took over from Paul Clement and have escaped the bottom 3 under the Portuguese boss.
The Swans haven’t won against the Old Trafford side since January 2016 and have had a mixed season despite their recent up-turn in fortunes.
While they are just 3 points away from the relegation zone, they look somewhat stable but will need a top quality performance to get a result away against a squad like that of Jose Mourinho.
United have an almost full squad available to work with and facilitate a win. However, they will not be able to use the following:
Daley Blind – Ankle Injury – out since January. Despite hopes of a recovery well before the end of the season, the Dutchman is looking more and more likely to miss the rest of the season.
Scott McTominay – Ankle Injury – out for about a week now. The youngster has impressed whenever he has played be it in the Champions League, Premier League or the Cups. He will not be available against Swansea.
Phil Jones – Hamstring Injury – out since the middle of February. He will not be back anytime soon. Fortunately Mourinho has several solutions to replace him.
Ashley Young who impressed for England against Italy on Tuesday night, Sergio Romero and Ander Herrera are injured right now but are still expected to be available for match day.
Swansea have had 4 players unavailable recently, but 2 hope to be available on match day as follows:
Wilfried Bony – Knee Ligament Injury – out since February and the Ivorian will be out for the rest of the season due to the serious nature of his injury
Leroy Fer – Achilles rupture – like Bony, the Dutch midfielder is out for the season.
Renato Sanchez and Angel Rangel are injured right now but should recover in time to feature on Saturday.
Things are looking up for Manchester United right now but they need to stay focused and win their games in the Premier League as their rivals are just waiting for the chance to move above them in the League standings. Jose Mourinho will want to finish as high as he can in the League to show that his team is making progress plus winning the FA Cup would mean he would have secured another trophy for the Red-Devils fans. So United should have their killer instinct on display this weekend against a Swansea City team who are well able to beat Jose Mourinho’s men as they are fighting to maintain their Premier League credentials.
We see a 3-1 win for United on Saturday.