Manchester United News: Mourinho wary of Swans

1 year ago

In the latest Manchester United news, boss Jose Mourinho believes Swansea could pose a serious threat when they meet at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Red Devils will be looking to further strengthen their grip on second spot although the title looks beyond them as rivals Manchester City need just two more wins to wrap it up.

United have beaten Swansea, who are priced at 12/1 with Coral to claim a surprise win, in their last two meetings, keeping back-to-back clean sheets, but the Welsh outfit look much improved since the appointment of Carlos Carvalhal in late December.

The former Sheffield Wednesday boss has steadied the ship and they currently sit four places clear of the bottom three, with a three-point cushion.

Mourinho believes Swansea, who have kept six clean sheets in all competitions in 2018, will arrive with a game plan for the showdown at the Theatre of Dreams.

“We are going to face a team that is very well organised, especially by the defensive point of view,” Mourinho told MUTV.

“They defend not just with a lot of people but they are really well organised and with a clear idea of their defensive movements.

“They are dangerous on the counter-attack, with fast people, and they are dangerous in set-pieces because they have a minimum of four big, strong players in the aerial football. They are a difficult team.”