Manchester United vs Swansea: Latest Premier League scores and updates

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Manchester United vs Swansea: Latest Premier League scores and updates

PREMIER LEAGUE SCORES

BRIGHTON 0-0 LEICESTER

MANCHESTER UNITED 2-0 SWANSEA – LUKAKU, SANCHEZ

NEWCASTLE 0-0 HUDDERSFIELD

WATFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH – FEMENIA, KING (PEN), PEREYRA

WEST BROM 0-1 BURNLEY – BARNES

WEST HAM 3-0 SOUTHAMPTON – MARIO, ARNAUTOVIC x 2

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MANCHESTER UNITED 2-0 SWANSEA

53: Sam Clucas has gone off injured. He took a knock in the first half and it looks like a recurrence of a knee injury.

50: Nothing much to report in the early stages of the second half. Manchester United controlling possession and dictating the tempo.

45: And we’re back up and running at Old Trafford. Two changes for Swansea. Carroll has replaced Ki and Abraham has come on for Dyer.

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Manchester United vs Swansea: Latest Premier League scores and updates

MANCHESTER UNITED 2-0 SWANSEA

HT: Jose Mourinho will be very happy indeed. Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez are on the scoresheet as Manchester United coast to a first-half lead.

43: Young manages to keep Lukaku’s deep cross from reaching the byline but Sanchez swipes at fresh air and the chance goes begging.

39: Lengthy pause as Andre Ayew is down after a clash with Smalling. Six minutes for Swansea to snatch one before the break. Can’t see it happening…

36: Commentators curse! Swansea have their first meaningful effort of the afternoon but Ayew’s cross is collected by David de Gea.

33: Jesse Lingard makes himself a few yards before slicing wide of the Swansea goal. It’s all very easy for Manchester United.

24: Alexis Sanchez has both scored and assisted in 11 different Premier League games – only Romelu Lukaku and Roberto Firmino (12 each) have done so in more matches since the Chilean’s debut.

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MANCHESTER UNITED 2-0 SWANSEA – SANCHEZ

19: Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez on the scoresheet. That’s a sentence I think we’ll be reading lots more in the future.

The Chilean is played in by Jesse Lingard and sweeps the ball home.

United are cruising.

8: Almost a second for Romelu Lukaku, whose right-footed effort forces Fabianski into action with a smart stop. Jesse Lingard also has a shot saved.

MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 SWANSEA – LUKAKU

3: Romelu Lukaku simply can’t be stopped at the moment.

Alexis Sanchez lays it off for the Belgian whose deflected shot goes into the top corner.

The goal means he’s joined a very exclusive club.

Lukaku has scored his 100th Premier League goal and is the fifth youngest player to reach that milestone.

JOSE’S PROGRAMME NOTES

Jose Mourinho reiterated Manchester United’s “reality” in programme notes that echoed his remarkable recent press conference.

A fortnight on from launching into an impassioned 12-minute explanation of the club’s “heritage”, the Portuguese again underlined the Red Devils’ place in the Premier League pecking order.

Mourinho used his programme notes for Saturday’s match against Swansea to defend his record and point to the future.

“At the start of today there was only one club in front of us and 18 clubs behind us,” he said.

“While in the future, of course, we want all 19 teams to be behind us, the rest of this league has to be dedicated to keeping ourselves in that second place in the table. That is our reality.

“It is clear for everyone to see that this club is in a moment of transition. In the history of football all around the world, all of the biggest clubs have phases of continuous victories and phases of transition, and these cycles go on.

“Despite this, last season we managed to win two major trophies, including the only competition this club had never won – the Europa League – and we also returned to the Champions League.

“This season, we are through to the semi-final of the FA Cup and our aim, of course, will be to try to win it.

“We are also aiming to qualify for the Champions League again, while moving forward from last season’s sixth-place finish to secure a second-place finish in the Premier League table.

“I think this club is in a good position. We are always looking to the future, and in the future, of course, we want to be the top team in the Premier League.

“That is not realistic this season so, in the meantime, we must do all we can to secure second place.”

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Manchester United vs Swansea: Latest Premier League scores and updates

TEAM NEWS

Paul Pogba returns to the Manchester United starting line-up as Swansea came to town.

The 25-year-old has struggled for form of late but was one of five United changes, with Alexis Sanchez another returning to the team.

Luke Shaw has been named on the bench after a fortnight of speculation, while Carlos Carvalhal makes four alterations to the Swansea side after losing in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

MANCHESTER UNITED vs SWANSEA

Manchester United XI: de Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku.

Subs: Bailly, Martial, Rashford, Ander Herrera, Shaw, McTominay, Joel Pereira.

Swansea XI: Fabianski, van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Naughton, King, Ki, Clucas, Olsson, Dyer, Andre Ayew.

Subs: Abraham, Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Carroll, Routledge, Bartley, Roberts.

Referee: Robert Madley.

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Manchester United vs Swansea: Latest Premier League scores and updates

AFTERNOON

Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs Swansea from Old Trafford.

We’ve made it through the international break. Give yourselves a pat on the back…

You can now emerge from the wilderness like Tom Hanks in Castaway.

And your reward? How about a cracking Premier League fixture followed by a mahussive night of boxing?

OK, as you wish. Let’s ‘av it!

MANCHESTER UNITED vs SWANSEA

Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Ander Herrera are back in contention for Manchester United but Ashley Young is a doubt.

Full-back Young suffered a knee complaint towards the end of England’s 1-1 draw with Italy. Daley Blind is not available but boss Jose Mourinho suggested Scott McTominay could feature while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has joined the LA Galaxy since United were last in action.

Swansea have no fresh injury worries for the trip to Old Trafford. Andy King and Andre Ayew are both expected to return to the starting line-up after being ineligible for the FA Cup defeat to Tottenham two weeks ago.

Jordan Ayew serves the second game of a three-match ban, while Renato Sanches (hamstring) and Angel Rangel (groin) remain out.

Last season: Man Utd 1 Swansea 1, Swansea 1 Man Utd 3

Last five league matches: Man Utd W L W W W; Swansea D W L W D

Top scorers (all competitions): Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd) 25; Jordan Ayew (Swansea) 10

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