Manchester United’s predicted XI to face Swansea


Wayne Rooney might also be an option there, but how Mourinho could do with Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger, who were both allowed to leave United in recent months ” to Everton and Chicago Fire, respectively ” when the squad looked bloated.

“I’m also training hard in the gym”, he said, breaking out into a smile, “so I can be an option”.

“His face is nice as always”.

“But I think coming from Fellaini it is something you’re not really surprised (by)”. Other young strikers like Gabriel Jesus will be brought in.

SERGIO AGUERO has had a pair of special boots designed for him by PUMA ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Manchester United on Thursday.

When he arrived in England seven years ago, the Red Devils were the Premier League’s pre-eminent force but City are on course to finish above their rivals for the fourth year in a row since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. “They created two clear chances and I am satisfied”.

United extended their unbeaten run to 24 games in Thursday’s 0-0 derby draw against Manchester City, despite a lengthy injury list and the additional workload of a Europa League campaign that has taken them into the semi-finals.

Thanks to Fellaini’s unnecessary sending off and Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s injury, only 13 senior players are set to be fit for Sunday’s game against Swansea. Mourinho insists though that the team needs a healthy center back more however.

For City, who will end the season without silverware, it has proved a frustrating campaign after Guardiola opened his English career with 10 successive victories in league and cups.

It worked to an extent, although it wasn’t pretty.

“We were the better team in the first half, they were the better team in the second half”, said United manager Jose Mourinho. And yet, United control their own destiny and can finish in the top four when it matters. “They were wonderful, the way they fight”.

Guardiola could at least take heart from the performance of central defender Vincent Kompany.

After the break, Rashford was left increasingly isolated up front as United sat back even more.

He eventually moved to Manchester United for a world-record £89million.

City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will undergo tests after being stretchered off with a calf injury in the second half. He had little else to do.


With City set to finish the season empty-handed and United now outside the top four places, both sides have faced criticism this season.

Michael Owen