Matches | Review

United continue their good start of the season

Manchester United have won their second Premier League game, 4-0 away at Swansea.

The Red Devils controlled most of the game and a late first half goal seemed to be enough for Jose Mourinho’s men to secure a narrow win. Eric Bailly scored one of the easiest goals in football, when he tapped in from the goal line a ball that was previously sent in the crossbar by Paul Pogba. 0-1

However, Jose Mourinho’s side managed to score three more goals in the last ten minutes of the game, showing big improvements compared to last season.

0-2: First, Romelu Lukaku got himself on the scoresheet in the 80th minute. The former Everton man, who signed for United this summer, received a ball in the box from Mkhitaryan, kept his composure and cooly sent the ball past Fabianski and into the back of the net.

Only two minutes later, Paul Pogba made it 0-3. Receiving a pass from the same Mkhitaryan, the Frenchman lifted the ball over Fabianski from a tight angle and the ball found its way into the net.

0-4: Another two minutes later, Anthony Martial, who came on in the 74th minute to replace Marcus Rashford, received a pass from Paul Pogba and drove into Swansea’s box, dribbled past a defender, turning onto his right foot and then calmly finished in the bottom right corner.

The Man of the Match award went to Henrik Mkhitaryan, who managed two assists, adding to the two he already had from the first round. The Armenian said to Sky Sports after the game: “It was a tough game in the first half against five defenders. We were patient and we knew what we had to do. 

The second half was easier because they started playing with four defenders. The team spirit is what we need. We are having a little bit of luck and we are scoring the chances we are creating.”

Paul Pogba also spoke after the match for Sky Sports, giving his first impressions and looking into the future: “The game was a very good result, a 4-0 again. We have to carry on like this. This season we are more confident, everybody knows each other very well.”