Premier League: Manchester United thrash Swansea City 4-0
Saturday 19/August/2017 - 09:18 PM
Manchester United signalled their Premier League title intent by claiming another convincing 4-0 victory at Swansea.
Eric Bailly's first United goal on the stroke of half-time set them on their way before Romelu Lukaku، Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial made the scoreline more emphatic in the final 10 minutes.
After last weekend's 4-0 season-opener against West Ham this was another powerful message sent out by Jose Mourinho's side.
Strong and efficient at the back، United shut down opponents woefully short of attacking prowess following the club-record sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton.
Last season's top scorer Fernando Llorente also remains absent with a fractured arm sustained on his summer holiday، and Swansea boss Paul Clement is in urgent need of investing the Sigurdsson cash to prevent another flirtation with relegation.
Swansea's only gripe was that Pogba remained on the pitch for the full 90 minutes as، with the game goalless in the first half، he escaped a second yellow for a similar foul to one which he had already been booked for.
Clement played three centre-backs for the first time in his Swansea tenure as he attempted to negate United's power and strength through the middle.
Kyle Bartley، who spent last season on loan at Leeds، started a Premier League game for the first time since December 2015 and £11 million summer arrival Roque Mesa made his debut in midfield with skipper Leon Britton injured. - ESPN FC