Red Devils show their ruthlessness

While it looked like Swansea were going to bring the Red Devils back to earth following their rather easy win last Sunday, the Red Devils initially struggled to cope with the challenge imposed by their opponents, but then completely steam-rolled over them in the last 10 minutes of the match to end up 0-4 winners away from home, and on a ground where they usually failed to impose themselves since some seasons now.

The first half saw Swansea start brightly on home turf, and United could have been a goal down in the first couple of minutes, as Ayew’s cross curled dangerously towards goal, and with De Gea beaten, it was his crossbar that came to the rescue to prevent any damage. United took some time to get the ball flowing between themselves, and Jones saw his header hit the crossbar at the other end, but it was a half where clear opportunities were clearly missing for both teams. Pogba was even lucky not to be sent off as he was already yellow-carded, but made a couple of fouls which eventually saw him receive a final warning from the ref, which then made him get out of his game. We had to wait until the 45th minute, with a corner kick delivered by Blind, and Pogba’s initial header thumped against the bar but did not cross the line, and up popped Bailly to swing the ball in to score in his first goal with the Red Devils.

The second half was no better than the first one, as again both teams struggled to create clear chances, and Mourinho opted to send on Fellaini and Martial on the 74th minute. The changes proved to be a hit, as the floodgates were opened in the minutes to follow. Mkhitaryan and Martial countered quickly, and the former found Lukaku in the box, who made no mistake to double the lead on the 80th minute. Pogba then found the net two minutes later, as again Mkhitaryan delivered the pass, and Pogba ended with a cheeky finish. Martial added some more gloss to the scoreline on the 84th minute, leaving Mourinho with a headache between whom to choose the next time on the left side of attack. The score line looks flattering, but the Red Devils had to show a mental made of steel to not concede and still produce a quality finish. Some more good news look to be on the way, as it seems like Zlatan will be eventually given a new contract where he will feature again with the Red Devils as from January 2018 if the deal is agreed.


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