First Team Match Day

Confirmed Squad: Swansea City vs Manchester United

Manchester United Squad vs Swansea City

12:17pm – There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 14 of United’s last PL 16 games.

Only two sides (Wigan and Reading) have conceded more goals at home than Swansea this season (14). United (21) have by far the deadliest away attack.

At the Liberty, Swansea have seen 25% of all goals scored between 60′ and 70′. Away from home, United are yet to score in this period.

Javier Hernandez’s winner last season was the first goal United had scored in an away fixture v Swansea since Jack Rowley struck in a 2-2 draw on 16th March, 1938.

Swansea and United are the only two sides to have not dropped a single point from winning positions this season.

Michu and Robin van Persie have both scored 12 league goals, the highest in the division. They have also scored their respective side’s first goal on 6 occasions.

At home, Swansea average 58.5% possession (4th), with a 87.5% pass success rate (3rd). Away from Old Trafford, United average 56.9% possession (4th), with a 86.2% pass success rate (1st).

United (28) and Swansea (24) have scored the most goals from open play this season.

Right side bias: At Old Trafford, 39% of United’s attacks are focused down the right. Away from home, 41% of Swansea’s attacks use the this avenue.

12:33pm – The Manchester United team news for Manchester City has just been released and is below:


Staring XI:

United line up; De Gea, Jones, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Young, Rooney, Van Persie



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