A great first half for Manchester United where the team started the match by attacking Swansea City which gave Manchester United the opportunity to score two goals in the first 20 minutes where the first goal was scored by Romelu Lukaku and assisted by Alexis Sanchez, and the second goal was scored by Alexis Sanchez and assisted by Jesse Lingard.
The rhythm of the second half was a bit slower where Swansea City had more opportunities to score, and Manchester United was defending, unlike the first half where David De Gea and Manchester United’s defenders were away from the scene.
Here are our player ratings and the man of the match for today’s match
De Gea: Nothing much to do in the first half, two world-class saves on the 59th minute. 7/10
Smalling: Was okay, a calm match. 6/10
Lindelof: A good match and saved Manchester United from several shots and chances from Swansea City. 7/10
Valencia: An average match, was good in both defense and offense. 6/10
Young: An average match as well, didn’t do much in the attack. 6/10
Matic: A good match, freed Paul Pogba from the defensive duties. 7/10
Pogba: He was much better today, maybe playing with France and the international break helped him get over the previous issues and get back to his performance. 7/10
Lingard: One of the best players today as well, and got one assist and was on the edge of scoring. 7/10
Sanchez: A lovely finish and he needed this goal to gets back his confidence. One goal and one assist in 15 minutes, didn’t seem so happy though when he got subbed off. 9/10
Mata: Missed a couple of chances, but had a good match in general, 7/10
Lukaku: His early goal made Swansea City attack instead of defending, which made Manchester United score the second goal within minutes. a good match. 8/10
Herrera: Average, came to secure the score. 5/10
Rashford: Didn’t do much, but tried. 5/10
McTominay: No time to rate, barely played for a minute. N/A
Man of the match: Alexis Sanchez was sensational today, still not the best version of Alexis Sanchez, but a much better performance than his previous matches, the best match with Manchester United by far where he was behind the two goals by assisting and scoring.
Jose Mourinho (Manager): Manchester United has the ability to score, and when they attacked in the first half Swansea City conceded within minutes, that’s how the team should play, especially against small teams, and not by parking the bus against every single opponent. He has to work hard for the next match against Manchester City. 7/10