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Carlos Carvalhal takes positives as Swansea lose to Manchester United

01 April 2018
Carlos Carvalhal takes positives as Swansea lose to Manchester United

56' MISS! As Manchester United look for more goals, Pogba lays the ball for Mata in the opositions' box but he can only acrobatically hit the ball over the bars.

Manchester United beat Brighton & Hove Albion before the worldwide break to qualify for the semi-finals of the FA Cup but they start their league journey right after the break by welcoming Swansea City, who have picked up some form recently.

The Belgian striker was joined on the scoresheet by Alexis Sanchez, for just the second time in his 11 United outings, in a routine 2-0 win over strugglers Swansea.

David de Gea has not been at his best recently but is still one of the best in the game.

United scored twice within the opening 20 minutes and dominated possession against the relegation-threatened team.

With an authoritative first half performance where they seemed to absolutely relish the freedom of Old Trafford, afforded to them by the traveling Swans, United's attackers ran riot as Carlos Carvalhal's side consistently came up second best everywhere.

Lukaku's fine form in the last 15 games in all competition has been one of the highlights of Manchester United's season since the turn of the year.

Our next game will be against Manchester City and hopefully, we can get a win over Pep Guardiola's side.

It was exactly the type of goal he scored at Arsenal - the type that made him one of the Premier League's most feared forwards last season.

The second save from Abraham wasn't half bad either, but alarm bells should have been ringing already at the Theatre of Dreams.

"Our transition when we lost the ball was slower, our passing was slower, our movement the same, so players with an wonderful first half in the second half, they let it go down a little bit".

True to form, the Liverpool winger popped up to score his 29th goal of the season and complete the Reds' comeback from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at what has been a bogey ground for them in recent years.

"We let it go a little bit".

Palace, however, remained in trouble, only two points above the relegation zone.

Regardless of the outcome of next week's derby, the backdrop is intense for United will be charged up to prevent their crosstown rivals from celebrating the league title, at the derby at least. They have more hard games to come in the run in against Manchester City at the Etihad and Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.