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Manchester United 2-0 Swansea City: 5 Talking Points

Shambhu Ajith
Top 5 / Top 10
31 Mar 2018, 23:17 IST

#4 Swansea miss Ayew, miss a trick and get absorbed into the drop zone battle

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With not much pressure on the ball, Pogba controlled things in midfield

If there is anything that is pretty clear about this Manchester United team, it is that they are not good against pressure, or the high press. There is a good reason for this.

They have struggled when teams squeeze them for room because running is quite an important part of most of their best players' game. And today, Carvalhal missed a trick by deciding to sit back and afford plenty of room for Matic, Juan Mata, Pogba and Lingard to operate.

They hardly offered anything going forward in the first half and ended the half with less than half a dozen touches in the opposition penalty box.

Jordan Ayew won't be available for another game and the Swans missed his pace and drive in attack. On more occasions than one, their attack looked stripped off any kind of creativity or sharpness as their best forays into the final third came down the wings.

With only 31 points from as many games, Swansea sit 15th on the table - tied on points with Huddersfield, a point ahead of Crystal Palace and only two points clear of Southampton who are leading the teams in the relegation zone right now.

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