Manchester United 1 – 2 Swansea
Well that didn’t go to plan did it?
The sizeof the task in front of Louis van Gaal may have hit home a little harder on Saturday evening when he looks back on a squad a long way off its top 4 rivals as last season’s failures reared their ugly heads leading to another home defeat after a poor performance that never really saw Swansea put under any pressure.
The 3412 formation was scrapped after only 45 minutes which was followed by a flat looking 4411.
The introduction of Adnan Januzaj offered a little life into United’s attack but off days for the other attackers left United looking toothless once more.
There were some other moments perhaps worth another look at… Here are my Top 5….
1. United Play
Phil Jones forced Fabianski into his only meaningful save of the first half with a deflected cross after United put together their best move of the match.
2. Adnan Januzaj x3
Introduced at wing back the new 11 showcased hsi ability to make things happen as he beat his man thanks to his quick feet and direct running.
3. Tyler Blackett Skill Pass
Asked to play on the left of a back 3 for his Premier League debut, Blackett was then moved to a two at the back in the 2nd half. There were signs of his inexperience but he was assured on the ball playing some nice diagonal passes as well as the little skill pass
4. United Play
Best moment of the game as United play some head tennis to start the move before Ander Herrera showcases some brilliant skill followed by a Juan Mata flick and the ball is passed out wide.
More of this please Reds.
5. Wayne Rooney Skill
This is brilliant from captain Rooney as he turns and so very nearly gets himself a shooting chance to give United the lead.
The United Goal
1-1 Wayne Rooney