Manchester United’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top-four remain hanging by a thread following a goal-less draw with arch rivals Manchester City in the Thursday evening derby match and Jose Mourinho’s men will be aiming to follow up what was a somewhat bad-tempered affair by a routine victory over struggling Swansea City at lunchtime on Sunday.
Marouane Fellaini’s headbutt on Sergio Aguerio didn’t go unnoticed by the referee at the Etihad Stadium and it didn’t go unpunished either. With just six minutes of the game left, United were down to ten men but it was largely irrelevant as neither side managed to find the target in what was a rather dour affair.
Goals should be in order on Sunday afternoon when Swansea City head to Old Trafford, however it won’t be the South Wales side finding the back of the net. The Swans are languishing in the relegation zone and little wonder given that they have lost all-but-one of their last seven Premier League matches. Indeed a 2-0 win over Stoke City last weekend gave the Swans a glimmer of hope that they could yet find a way out of the mire although we believe that they will pushed deeper into it come the final whistle on Sunday afternoon.
This should be a routine three points for a Manchester United side who extended their unbeaten Premier League run to some 24 matches and with the visitors failing to find the net in four of their last six games, we’ll be going for a Red Devils win-to-nil this weekend.