The Red Devils will travel to Swansea in hope of returning with all three points after suffering back-to-back setbacks in their last four league fixtures.
Swansea have won only one of the ten league games they have played this season. The Swans are currently 19 in the Premier League table and it seems quite clear that Bob Bradley has a huge task of avoiding relegation this season.
Jose Mourinho’s men started their campaign with three wins in three matches. United’s recent league form is not what the Old Trafford faithful hoped for at the start of the season when they made marquee signings in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.
The 20-time English champions have won only one of their last five league fixture. They also suffered a humiliating 4 – 0 loss at the hands of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Unlike LVG’s United, Mourinho’s team are struggling to grind results despite some overall good performances.
Manchester United registered 38 shots on Burnley’s goal on Saturday, but had to contend themselves with a point as the match ended in a goalless draw, thanks to a brilliant goalkeeping display by former United player Tom Heaton.
Swansea, on the other hand, lost 3 – 1 to Stoke City. Hull City, who have lost all of their last five matches, are the only team with a worse form than Swansea.
The Welsh club have a decent recent record against the Premier League giants Manchester United. They have won three of their last five league meetings against United, which includes the double they did over them in the 2014-2015 season. Garry Monk’s Swansea City also picked up a 2 – 1 victory in the clash at the Liberty Stadium last season.
Manchester United would be desperate for a victory going into the international break. Jose Mourinho will field his strongest side, but now he can’t afford to lose more defenders as Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia are already sidelined.
The 53-year-old Portuguese manager will serve a touchline ban after the incident at home against Burnley. Ander Herrera will also serve a one-match ban after a controversial sending off.