Confirmed Starting XI: Swansea City vs Manchester United – Mata starts

Manchester United Football Club takes on Swansea City in Wales this afternoon. The Red Devils will go into this fixture with their tails up and rightly so. Jose Mourinho looks to be aiming for another victory here, with an extremely attacking line-up named.

The starting XI has been confirmed by United’s official Twitter account, and to my surprise, the self-proclaimed Special One has named an unchanged team.

Starting XI

De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind; Matic, Pogba, Mata; Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku.

Subs: Romero, Lindelof, Smalling, Fellaini, Herrera, Lingard, Martial.

David de Gea continues in goal, with the same back four that looked supremely solid against Chicharito and co. last weekend. There is a defensive change on the bench, though, with Victor Lindelof earning his place within the 18-man squad.

Nemanja Matic put in a monstrous display last weekend, and no doubt we’ll be wanting to see something similar from him today. He allowed Paul Pogba that extra freedom to go forward and join in on the attack, and in tandem, the pair looked brilliant.

The big man starts up top again and he’ll be buoyed fresh off his opening day brace. Hopefully, he’ll be able to find the back of the net at the Britannia Stadium this lunchtime, to keep the positive juices flowing.

Come on, United!

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