Manchester United beat Swansea 4: 0 in EPL away fixture

Former champions, Manchester United on Saturday beat Swansea City four goals to nothing in Week two fixtures of the new Premier League season.

The victory makes it the second in two games thus making them reach 15 percent of their goals tally from last term.

Goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, a fabulous Paul Pogba dink and a swept finish by substitute Anthony Martial did the job in Wales.

The first half of the encounter was dull and drab aside from a Jordan Ayew effort that was either a highly ingenious attempt to catch David De Gea out at his near-post or a mishit cross, plus a Phil Jones header which hit the bar.

The opening 20 minutes was conducted at arm’s length with United having most of the possession but had trouble breaking down a Swansea side who were nominally playing 3-5-2, but in practice had five defenders with debutant Roque Mesa sitting in front of them.

Marcus Rashford was the most prominent figure in the first half as the young forward wasn’t a popular figure at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea’s fans more or less constantly booing him for diving to win a penalty against them last season.

Just before the break, United took the lead when Pogba was left unmarked from a Daley Blind cross, his header was brilliantly tipped on to the bar then the goal line by Lukasz Fabianski, but the goalkeeper couldn’t recover in time to prevent Bailly from stabbing his first United goal home.

United wrapped up the points with three quick goals with around ten minutes remaining.

First, Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan fashioned a chance for Lukaku, who with time and space in the box had a relatively simple chance which he slotted home with little fuss.

Then Mkhitaryan set up another, sliding a perfect pass down the right channel for Pogba to dink a wonderful, delicate finish over Fabiasnki.

It was four a couple of minutes later, when a Lukaku lay-off set Pogba free, he fed substitute Martial who slid home with limited resistance from a Swansea defence who looked like they knew the game was up.

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