Sun, Aug 30th 2015
Since Swansea’s arrival in the Premier League in 2011 they’ve provided us with 16 points but last season saw everything turn on its head as they beat us 2-1 both home and away so as far as I’m concerned we’re all square now and today we can get back to normal service.
We, of course, enjoyed a confidence-boosting night in Belgium in midweek as we thumped Club Brugge 4-0 thanks largely to a Wayne Rooney hat-trick which is hopefully the start of a proper run of goals for him.
Unfortunately, it’s a bit like one in and one out as Hernandez suffered an absolute mare against Club Brugge and I think the players let him take the penalty in that game in order to give him a confidence-boosting “easy” chance but he made an absolute mess of it.
It’s all a far cry from the player Sir Alex signed five years ago who was scoring without even knowing it at times as goals went in off his face, the back of his head and his backside (probably) and it now looks like the end of the road at United for our Little Pea.
As for this game today, well, Swansea have been in pretty robust form so far this season although the form of their 2-2 draw against Chelsea is a little hard to ascertain now as Chelsea clearly have a few problems in this early part of the season and you’d have to say that we represent their sternest test of the season so far on that basis.
If we get it right today then we should be winning this one but I’d like to see Rooney string a few decent games together against Premier League opposition before getting too carried away with what happened at Brugge the other night.
I suspect today will be a close game but a reversal of last season’s scorelines would be nice.
The Red Devil's Match Prediction
The bet is 2 points OVER 2.5 goals @ 2.10 with Betfred