Subs: Lindegaard, Vidic, Buttner, Scholes, Powell, Welbeck, Hernandez.
Swansea are no mugs and at home they are very good, but with this team I reckon we could get a 0-3 victory considering our form:
Rafael Rio Vidic Evra
Cleverley Fletcher Kagawa
Rooney RvP Welbeck
Subs: Lindegaard, Smalling, Jones, Buttner, Young, Carrick and Hernandez
The reason I've thrown Kagawa in his because it will give the match fitness against a team he should play well against, with Tom helping him and Fletcher helping to tidy everything up our midfield should do well. I went for the most experienced back four as they will need to help Vidic out a lot and Michu out, he should be able to cope with whatever Swansea can throw at us. I've kept Rooney and Robin up top and given Young a rest and let Welbeck come in just because he's more similiar to Ashley and it will et us play the same sytem that has served us so well in recent games. Ideally both Wayne and van Persie get on the score sheet before the 60th minute then get Kagawa, Wayne and Rvp off for Jones, to help shore up the middle, and straight swaps with Hernandez and Young to get Hernandez minutes and for Young to keep his form going.
SUBS: Johnson, Smalling, Vidic, Fletcher, Scholes, Welbeck, Hernandez.
PREDICTION: Swansea 1 - Man Utd 2 (RVP, Rooney)
From VNWithLove:Swansea just lost to Spurs and to be honest they looked toothless in the final third, if we just focus on our game rather than trying to contain them we should be fine.
But we should have more than enough to get a result there... there passing game was off today? but they do defend well Ashley Williams, and Chico Flores, are 2 very good Centre backs, And they missed Angel rangel as well today... young Ben Davies can get got at left back so I would play Valencia?
If we were playing them 3 weeks back i would have said, this was a hard game, still is a tricky one but with the players they have out we should get a positive result.
-mb-: Think we might need Rafael at fullback, cause they have Pablo Hernandez on the wing, and he's decent at twisting and turning and getting throughballs in, so I think it would suit Rafael more
That said, I still think SAF is going to play Valencia, he usually tries to play a player into form, the most recent instance Young.
From VNWithLove:I'm tempted to throw Rafael in at RW and persist with Jones at RB
Swansea is not as hard to crack at home as last season, so if we can keep the mometum going then I'd fancy us to win by 2 goals, provided Giggs and Scholes are not in the line up.
redmancr:De Gea Rafael Smalling Rio Evra/ Carrick Cleverley Jones/ Rooney RVP Young. Welbeck and Chicha can come in against Newcastle. But Valencia is the only player who started yesterday and should be dropped. As for the bench, hopefully Kagawa is bavk: Lindegaard, Vidic, Fletch, Scholes, Kagawa, Welbeck and Chicha.
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