Manchester United 2-0 Swansea City: Lukaku Gets His 100th PL Goal As Red Devils Sweep Swans Away
Manchester United subjected Swansea City to a crushing 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford, in what was a highly-exciting encounter. Romelu Lukaku scored his 100th goal in the Premier League and a subsequent shot from Alexis Sanchez sealed a comfortable victory for the Red Devils, much to the delight of the home crowd.
Swansea’s hopes of surviving in the top-flight look rather slim for now but this result will solidify United’s perch at second spot.
Manchester United Player Ratings
David de Gea – 7/10
De Gea once again made some crucial saves for the club and was his usual solid self.
Antonio Valencia – 6.5/10
Got the basics right but could not do anything extraordinary down the right.
Chris Smalling – 7/10
Smalling put in an encouraging display at the back and was effective at extracting the best out of his partner as well.
Victor Lindelof – 7/10
Made one clumsy tackle but besides that, Lindelof’s performance was convincing enough.
Ashley Young – 7/10
Young certainly made a greater impact on the left-hand side when compared to Valencia and he was involved at both ends.
Nemanja Matic – 8.5/10
Acted as the pivot and made crucial contributions throughout the game. His positional awareness was top-notch as well and it was yet another stunning display from Matic.
Paul Pogba – 7.5/10
After months of lacklustre displays, United fans finally got a glimpse of the Pogba they know and love. He took a few well-calculated risks in the attack and put in a balanced performance.
Juan Mata – 7/10
Injected a sense of variety to the attack and his infield runs opened a lot of opportunities for United.
Alexis Sanchez – 9/10
This was Sanchez’s best performance in a United jersey. He was lethal and even managed to get a much-needed goal. The thunderous applause that followed after his substitution was more than enough to gauge his impact.
Jesse Lingard – 8.5/10
Another day, another Lingard part. He played the role of a playmaker with gusto and provided the assist for Sanchez’s goal.
Romelu Lukaku – 9/10
Lukaku was powerful throughout the game and threatened on several occasions even after scoring the opening goal. Had it not been for Fabianski, the towering Belgian might have scored another goal or two.
Marcus Rashford – 6/10
Rashford added a dash of energy to the United attack but unfortunately, it did not yield any results.
Ander Herrera – 4/10
Herrera failed to do much and was rather ineffective.
Scott McTominay – N/A
Came on in the dying minutes of the game and did not have enough time to make a lasting impression.