Manchester United host Swansea at Old Trafford in a crunch Premier League encounter later this week.
After eight winless matches in all competitions, Louis Van Gaal is in a situation where his team needs to win the next match or he could be out of a job.
After a strong start to the season, Manchester United not only crashed out of the Champions League, they are on their way out of the title race as well.
Despite their recent form, the home side will be expected to beat a manager-less Swansea side struggling badly. The Welsh outfit have won just one of their last six league games and have shown no signs of recovery even after the departure of Garry Monk.
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is under tremendous pressure to turn it around after spending huge sums of money strengthening his squad and the Dutchman will get another chance to redeem himself after his side’s positive display against Chelsea.
United looked hungry and incisive against the Londoners but could not capitalize on their chances and came away with a draw. The home side will fancy their chances tomorrow, against a side devoid of confidence.
Manchester United vs Swansea Team News
Manchester United are without Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard. Apart from that Louis Van Gaal has a fully fit squad to choose from against Swansea tomorrow.
Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera is likely to retain his place ahead of Memphis Depay. The former Bilbao man was impressive against Chelsea and assured in possession.
Against a possession-oriented side like Swansea, having an extra passer in the central midfield could make a massive tactical difference.
As for Swansea, the likes of Andre Ayew and Jefferson Montero are expected to return to the starting lineup.
Wayne Routledge and Federico Fernandez both missed the trip to Selhurst Park and will have late fitness tests before this fixture while Franck Tabanou and Eder are out.
Manchester United vs Swansea Starting Lineups
Manchester United Starting Lineup: De Gea; Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Blind; Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin; Martial, Herrera, Mata; Rooney
Swansea Starting Lineup: Fabianski; Naughton, Amat, Williams, Taylor; Cork, Shelvey; Ayew, Sigurdsson, Montero; Gomis
Manchester United vs Swansea Key Stats
Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 home matches in the Premier League.
Swansea have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches in the Premier League.
Swansea have won their last 3 matches against Manchester United in all competitions.
Manchester United are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 home matches in the Premier League.