By Dave Marshall
After walloping West Ham 4-0 in our opening game of the new Premier League season, in which Romelu Lukaku announced himself to the Old Trafford faithful with a clinical brace against the Hammers and ahead of our next game away at Swansea, we might be confident of yet another victory at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea star, Fernando Llorente has been ruled out of the clash.
Llorente has failed to recover from a broken arm in time to face us, and coupled with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s imminent transfer means the Swans are considerably weaker than last season, where they even battled relegation.
Mourinho’s men looked very impressive against Slaven Bilic’s men, who were disjointed even with new high profile signings, Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Arnautovic and Chicharito.
Speaking ahead of the match against United, Swansea manager, Paul Clement said: “It’s good to have Fernando back involved.
“We will see how quickly we can get him fit to play, but he will not be ready for United,” the manager was quoted as saying via Daily Express.
Llorente injured his arm on holiday as he fell off a bike, and United will be happier for it. The veteran Spanish striker scored 15 goals to keep the Swans in the Premier League, who flirted with relegation for most of the season until Clement arrived in January.
United are looking to win our first league title in 5 years come next May and we took a good step into achieving that aim with an opening day victory over West Ham.
Paul Pogba looks refreshed and Lukaku has hit the ground running at Old Trafford. Llorente and Sigurdsson, key players for them in the Premier League last season, and with the fact that Jose always wins the league in his second season, there is a sense of excitement at The Theater of Dreams as all departments look good and brimming with quality.
The match kicks off at on Saturday.